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Homiel Voblast

Го́мельская во́бласць Го́мельская о́бласть

Gomel Oblast
Flag of Homiel Voblast
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Location of Homiel Voblast
Administrative center Gomel
Largest cities Gomel - 481,200
Mazyr - 111,800
Zhlobin - 72,800
Raions 21
Cities - 17
Urban localities - 278
Villages - 2,608
City raions 4
 • Total 40,400 km2 (15,600 sq mi)
 • Total 1,495,100
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)

Homiel Voblast or Gomel Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. Its administrative center is Homyel.

Important cities in the voblast include: Gomel, Mazyr, Zhlobin, Svetlahorsk, Rechytsia, Kalinkavichy, Rahachow, Dobrush

Homiel Province and Mahilyow Voblast were hurt severely after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe. The Gomel Province borders the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in places. Part of it is a mandatory or voluntary resettlement areas as a result of the radioactive contamination.

The Homiel Voblast has 21 districts (raions), 278 selsovets, 17 cities, and 8 city municipalities.

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