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Gomel Oblast

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Gomel Oblast

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Gomel Oblast (officially spelled Homieĺ voblasć ) is a region in the south-eastern part of Belarus.


Cities and towns[edit]

  • Homieĺ – the center of the region. Homel preserves several finest monuments of classicism style (late 18th – early 19th century) and a number of interesting buildings from later periods.
  • Čačersk – an ancient town with the unusual city hall from late 18th century and few old buildings in classicism style.
  • Mazyr – the second largest city of the region. Mozyr is rather unremarkable, although one can find several catholic churches and secular buildings dating back to 18th century.
  • Turaŭ – an ancient town that keeps the remains of the 12th century cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in ancient Rus'.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Krasny Bierah – a country estate in art nouveau style
  • Pripyacki National Park – a natural reserve in the region of Paliessie, a swampy and woodland area in the southern part of Belarus, about 200km from Chernobyl



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