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.

Gomel to host international festival of fire theaters on 20 September

GOMEL, 19 September (BelTA) The fifth international festival of fire theaters will take place in Gomel during the City Day celebrations on 20 September.

Summer camp for ethnographers in Petrikov District on 19-22 August

GOMEL, 19 August (BelTA) A summer camp for ethnographers is taking place in Petrikov District, Gomel Oblast, on 19-22 August.

The Creation exhibitions to open in Gomel

GOMEL, 13 June (BelTA) A series of exhibitions titled The Creation will open at the Lenin regional library in Gomel on 13 June.

Metropolitan Pavel: My mission in Belarus is to continue good work of my predecessors

MINSK, 4 January (BelTA) - Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, said that his mission in Belarus is to continue the good work of his predecessors.

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