Brest Region

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Brest Region (Belaroushie: Брэ́сцкая во́бласць; Bresckaja vobłaść; Roushie: Бре́стская о́бласть‎; Brestskaya Oblast) is a province (voblast) o Belaroushie wi its admeenistrative center being Brest.

Important ceeties athin the voblast' include: Baranovichi, Brest, an Pinsk.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is locatit in the soothwastren pairt o Belaroushie, borderin the Podlasie an Lublin Voivodships o Poland on the wast, the Volyn an Rivne Oblasts o Ukraine on the sooth, the Grodno an Minsk Regions on the north, an the Gomel Region on the east. The voblast' covers at total aurie o 32,300 km², aboot 15,7% o the naitional total.

It is aften dubbed the Wastren gateway tae Belaroushie. Geographically, the Brest Voblast belangs tae the aurie kent as Polesie. The aurie o the Voblast wis pairt o the Seicont Pols Republic frae 1921 till 1939 lairgely as the Polesie Voivodeship, when it wis joined tae the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Brest Voblast haes a population o 1,462,900 (2004 estimate), aboot 14,7% o the naitional total. Aboot 47.2% o the voblast's population are men, an the remainin 52.8% are weemen.

O the major naitionalities livin in the Brest Voblast, 1,262,600 are Belaroushies (85%), 128,700 (8.6%) are Roushies, 57,100 (3.8%) are Ukrainians, an 27,100 (1.8%) are Poles.

Brest is the province wi the heichest birth rate in aw o Belaroushie. As o 2008, the birth rate wis 12.0 per 1000 an daith rate wis 13.4 per 1000. [1]

Admeenistrative Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The region wis formed in 1939 efter reunification o Wastren Belaroushie an the Byelorussian SSR. The day it comprises 16 destricts (raions), 225 selsovets, 20 ceeties, 5 ceety municipalities, 9 urban-type settlements, an 2178 veelages.

Raions o Brest Voblast[eedit | eedit soorce]

The saxteen raions (destricts) o the Brest Voblast are:

Ceeties an touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

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