Gomel

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Homiel ; Gomel

Гомель
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Coordinates: 52°26′43″N 30°59′03″E / 52.44528°N 30.98417°E / 52.44528; 30.98417
Kintra Belaroushie
RegionGomel Region
Foondit1142
Govrenment
 • MayorViktor Pilipets
Area
 • City121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • City481,197
 • Density4258.4/km2 (11,029/sq mi)
 • Metro
527,886
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+375 232(2)
License plate3
Websitewww.gorod.gomel.by

Gomel (pronounced /ˈɡoʊməl/ (deprecatit template)),[1] an aa Homiel, Homel (Belaroushie, Roushie: Гомель, [ˈɣomʲelʲ] (Bel.), [ˈɡomʲɪlʲ] (Rus.),[1] translit: Homieĺ; is the admeenistrative centre 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 mairch wi Ukraine an tae the Chernobyl nuclear pouer plant. Awtho 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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