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Homiel ; Gomel


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Homiel ; Gomel is located in Belarus
Homiel ; Gomel
Homiel ; Gomel
Location in Belaroushie
Coordinates: 52°26′43″N 30°59′03″E / 52.44528°N 30.98417°E / 52.44528; 30.98417
Kintra  Belaroushie
Region Gomel Region
Foondit 1142
 • Mayor Viktor Pilipets
 • Ceety 121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Ceety 481,197
 • Density 4,258.4/km2 (11,029/sq mi)
 • Metro 527,886
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +375 232(2)
License plate 3
Website www.gorod.gomel.by

Gomel (pronounced /ˈɡoʊməl/),[1] an aa Homiel, Homel (Belaroushie, Roushie: Гомель, [ˈɣomʲelʲ] (Bel.), [ˈɡomʲɪlʲ] (Rus.),[1] translit: Homieĺ; is the admeenistrative center o Gomel Region an the seicont-lairgest ceety in Belaroushie. It haes a population o 479,935 (2006 estimate). Gomel is situatit in the sootheastren pairt o the kintra, on the richt bank o Sozh river, close tae the border wi Ukraine an tae the Chernobyl nuclear pouer plant. Although it haes been hivily contaminatit wi radioactive debris follaein the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, residents wur niver evacuatit frae Gomel an the general population continued tae grow. The ceety is serviced bi Gomel Airport.

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