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Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (1076-1132)1 June 1076 JLTurau, Zhytkavichy Rayon, Homiel Voblasts, BelarusVladimir II Vsevolodovich Monomakh of Kiev (1053-1125)Gytha of Wessex (1053-1098)

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Homiel Voblasts
Гомельская вобласць(Belarusian)
Гомельская область(Russian)

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Coat of arms
Administrative center Homiel
Largest cities Homiel – 481,200
Mazyr – 111,800
Zhlobin – 72,800
Rayons 21
Cities – 17
Urban localities – 278
Villages – 2,608
City raions 4
Government
 • Chairman
Area
 • Total 40,361.66 km2 (15,583.72 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,426,674
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Website www.gomel-region.by

Homiel Voblasts or Gomel Region (Belarusian: Го́мельская во́бласць, Russian: Гомельская область) is one of the regions of Belarus. Its administrative center is [Homiel]]. The total area of the region is 40,400 square kilometres (15,600 sq mi), the population in 2011 stood at 1,435,000 with the number of inhabitants per km2 at 36.[1]

Important cities within the region include: Homiel, Mazyr, Zhlobin, Svietlahorsk, Rechytsa, Kalinkavichy, Rahachow, Dobrush.

Both the Homiel Voblasts and the Mahilyow Voblasts suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe.[2] The Gomel Province borders the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in places, and parts of it is designated as mandatory or voluntary resettlement areas as a result of the radioactive contamination.[3]

Administrative subdivision

Homiel Voblasts comprises 21 Rayons and 2 city municipalities. The rayons comprise 278 selsovets, 17 cities and towns.

Cities and towns

City municipalities: Homiel, Mazyr.

Geography

Pripyatsky National Park covers 2% of the territory of the region. Eleven wildlife preserves of national importance cover 2.1% of the region.[4]

The extreme southern point of Belarus is located in Gomel Region, on the Dnieper River to the south of the urban-type settlement of Kamaryn, Brahin District.[5]

3rd the largest lake in Belarus, Lake Chervonoye is situated in Gomel Region, Zhytkavichy District.[6]

The frozen Biarezina River in Svietlahorsk.

Economy

The processing industry is represented by alcohol, alcoholic beverage, wine, beer and soft drinks, vegetable-drying and canning industries.

Transport

Gomel Region is a major transport hub. Major railway junctions include Gomel, Zhlobin, and Kalinkavichy. Gomel is located at the intersection of the highways 95E OdessaKievSt. Petersburg, BakhmachVilnius, and M10 BryanskBrest. River transport is also common in the region with regular navigation on the Pripyat, Dnieper and Berezina rivers.

Tourism

The number of travel agencies in Homiel Voblasts has grown from 21 in 2000 to 54 in 2010.[7][8] Main tourist destinations of the region are Pripyatsky National Park and Homiel.

References

  1. ^ "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus. Territory and population density of Belarus by region as of January 1, 2011". The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/geography/236-territory-and-population-density-by-region-as-of-january-1-2011.html. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chernobyl_radiation_map_1996.svg
  3. ^ Mould, Richard Francis (2000-05-01). Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe. CRC Press. ISBN 9780750306706. 
  4. ^ "Nature reserves and national parks, wildlife preserves and nature sanctuaries". Data of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/resources/culture-and-arts/297-nature-reserves-and-national-parks-wildlife-preserves-and-nature-sanctuaries.html. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus. Coordinates of the extreme points of the state frontier". The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/geography/235-coordinates-of-the-extreme-points-of-the-state-frontier.html. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Main characteristics of the largest lakes of Belarus". Data of the Research Laboratory for Lake Study of the Belarus State University.. 2011. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/geography/238-main-characteristics-of-the-largest-lakes-of-belarus.html. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus. (2011). "Number of organizations engaged in tourist activities in 2010 in Belarus". National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/250-number-of-organizations-engaged-in-tourist-activities-in-2010-in-belarus.html. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus. (2011). "Number of organisations engaged in tourist activities in Belarus by region". National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. http://landofancestors.com/travel/statistics/252-number-of-organisations-engaged-in-tourist-activities-in-belarus-by-region.html. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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