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.

Renewed expositions, autumn quest at Belarus’ Art Museum in September
One of the long-awaited cultural events on the first autumn days is the traditional campaign September Night at the National Art Museum.
Gomel Oblast to host Slavonic Literature Dozhinki 2-4 September
The 10th international festival Slavonic Literature Dozhinki will take place in Gomel Oblast on 2-4 September, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee.
Over 900 artists gather for Beraginya folk festival in Belarus

Over 900 artists will take part in the 9th edition of the nationwide folk art festival Beraginya which is to kick off in Oktyabrsky District, Gomel Oblast on 23 June, BelTA learnt from the Oktyabsky District Executive Committee.

More architectural monuments to be renovated in Belarus by 2020

Belarus has all resources needed to increase the share of renovated historical and cultural heritage sites to 30% by 2020, Igor Chernyavsky, the head of the historical and cultural heritage protection department of the Belarusian Culture Ministry, told BelTA as he commented on the draft program for Belarus’ social and economic development in 2016-2020 that will be discussed at the upcoming 5th Belarusian People’s Congress.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006