Brest Region

Brest Region

Брэсцкая вобласць (Belarusian)
Брестская область (Russian)
Flag of Brest Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Brest Region
Coat of arms
Location of Brest Region
Administrative centerBrest
Largest citiesBrest - 332,530
Baranovichi - 175,092
Pinsk - 132,490
Districts16
Cities: 20
www.brest-region.by

Brest Region or Brest Oblast or Brest Voblast (Belarusian: Брэ́сцкая во́бласць; Bresckaja vobłasć; Russian: Бре́стская о́бласть; Brestskaya Oblast) is one of the regions of Belarus. Its administrative center is Brest.

Important cities within the region include: Baranovichi, Brest, and Pinsk.

Geography

It is located in the southwestern part of Belarus, bordering the Podlasie and Lublin voivodships of Poland on the west, the Volyn Oblast and Rivne Oblast of Ukraine on the south, the Grodno Region and Minsk Region on the north, and Gomel Region on the east. The region covers at total area of 32,800 km²,[1] about 15,7% of the national total.

Kametnets District of Brest Region in few kilometers to the South-West from Vysokaye town on the Bug River the western extreme point of Belarus is situated.[2] 2,7% of the territory are covered with Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, 9,8% are covered with 17 wildlife preserves of national importance.[3]

It is often dubbed the Western gateway to Belarus. Geographically, the Brest Region belongs to the area known as Polesia. The area of the region was part of the Second Polish Republic from 1921 until 1939 largely as the Polesie Voivodeship, when it was joined to the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. Northeastern part of it was administrated as part of Nowogrodek Voivodeship.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Brest vilayəti
Bân-lâm-gú: Brest Chiu
беларуская: Брэсцкая вобласць
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Берасьцейская вобласьць
български: Брестка област
bosanski: Brestska oblast
Cebuano: Brest Oblast
čeština: Brestská oblast
Esperanto: Bresta regiono
français: Voblast de Brest
한국어: 브레스트 주
հայերեն: Բրեստի մարզ
hrvatski: Brestska oblast
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Brest
ქართული: ბრესტის ოლქი
latviešu: Brestas apgabals
lietuvių: Bresto sritis
Nederlands: Oblast Brest
日本語: ブレスト州
Nordfriisk: Brest (Prowins)
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Brest viloyati
português: Brest (província)
qırımtatarca: Brest vilâyeti
română: Regiunea Brest
Simple English: Brest Region
slovenčina: Brestská oblasť
српски / srpski: Брестска област
татарча/tatarça: Брест өлкәсе
Türkçe: Brest Voblastı