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.

Minsk’s Nezavisimosti Avenue up for joint nomination to UNESCO World Heritage List

Nezavisimosti Avenue in Minsk may become the foundation for a joint nomination by interested countries for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage List, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA after the session of the National Commission on UNESCO Affairs under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on 4 April.

Book of poems by Maksim Bogdanovich presented in Spain

À collection of Maksim Bogdanovich’s poems was presented in Spain, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Spain.

Over 20 foreign diplomats recite Belarusian poetry

Over 20 diplomats turned up to recite pieces of poetry by the Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala at a function hosted by the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BelTA has learned.

Gomel to host world circus art festival in September

Plans have been made to hold the world circus art festival Idol for the first time ever in Gomel in September 2018.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006