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 .

18th-19th century Belarusian icons, bells to go on display in Warsaw on 2 October
Sozhsky Khorovod festival brings together dancers from three continents
Renewed expositions, autumn quest at Belarus Art Museum in September

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