Gomel oblast lies to the southeast of Belarus and borders on Briansk oblast /Russia/, Kiev , Chernigov and Zhitomir oblasts /Ukraine/.

The territory of Gomel oblast is 40,400 square kilometers. One third of the territory is covered with forests; the biggest rivers – the Dnepr, the Sozh, the Berezina and the Pripiat – are the most important navigable ways of Belarus .

There is the national park Pripiatskiy and the Polesye radiation-ecological reserve in the oblast.

Today there are 23 museums and 4 theaters and philharmonic societies in Gomel oblast numbers.

The region has 2,540 monuments, 1,360 of them are monuments of history and culture, 140 – of architecture and 1,040 – of archeology. And if the latter /they include ancient settlements and burial places/ are of interest only to archeologists and historians, the other places stir deep interest of the people who appreciate architectural masterpieces and are fond of the Belarusian history.

Veronika Chachina to represent Belarus at Miss Supranational 2013

MINSK, 6 August (BelTA) - Belarus’ beauty Veronika Chachina, from Gomel’s Belarusian State University of Transport, will represent Belarus at the international beauty contest Miss Supranational 2013, BelTA learnt from Yulia Dubovskaya, the Spokesperson for the ONT TV Channel, which is the event organizer.

Gomel to host Sozhski Karagod choreography festival 13-15 September

GOMEL, 2 July (BelTA) – Gomel is gearing up to the 7th international choreography festival Sozhski Karagod, which is to take place in the oblast capital on 13-15 September, BelTA learnt from head of the cultural department of the Gomel City Hall Yekaterina Degtyareva.

Minsk to host international theater festival TEART 2013 in autumn

MINSK, 26 June (BelTA) - The international theater art forum TEART 2013 will be held in Minsk from 28 September to 21 October, BelTA learnt from the organizers of the event.

Days of Belarusian Culture in Armenia scheduled for 2015

MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) – The Days of Belarusian Culture in Armenia are expected to be held in 2015, BelTA learned from First Deputy Culture Minister of Belarus Vladimir Karachevsky.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006