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Minsk Voblasc
Мі́нская во́бласць Минская о́бласть
Minsk Oblast
Flag of Minsk Voblasc
Coat of arms of Minsk Voblasc
Coat of arms
Location of Minsk Voblasc
Administrative center Minsk
Largest cities Minsk - 1,780,000
Barysaw - 150,400
Salihorsk - 101,400
Maladzechna - 98,514
Raions 22
Cities - 22
Urban localities - 20
City raions 8
 • Total 40,200 km2 (15,500 sq mi)
Highest elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
 • Total 1,474,100
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)

Minsk Voblasc (Province) or Minsk Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. The administrative center is Minsk. As of 2004, the voblast's population is 1,503,000, which has 15.3% of the national total.

In the northern part of the oblast is the Lake Narach, the largest lake of the country.

There are 22 districts (raions), 307 selsovets, 22 cities, 8 city municipalities, and 20 urban-type settlements.

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