Oblast

An oblast (UK: t/, US: t/)[1] is a type of administrative division of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Official terms in successor states of the Soviet Union differ, but some still use a cognate of the Russian term, e.g., voblast (voblasts, voblasts', [ˈvobɫasʲtsʲ]) is used for regions of Belarus, and oblys (plural: oblystar) for regions of Kazakhstan.

The word "oblast" is a loanword in English,[2] but it is, nevertheless, often translated as "area", "zone", "province", or "region". The last translation may lead to confusion, because "raion" may be used for other kinds of administrative subdivision, which may be translated as "region", "district", or "county" depending on the context.

Bulgaria

Since 1999, Bulgaria has been divided into 28 oblasts, usually translated as "provinces". Before, the country was divided into just nine units, also called oblast.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Oblast
العربية: أوبلاست
asturianu: Óblast
تۆرکجه: اوبلاست
Bân-lâm-gú: Oblast
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вобласьць
brezhoneg: Oblast
català: Óblast
čeština: Oblast
dansk: Oblast
Deutsch: Oblast
eesti: Oblast
español: Óblast
Esperanto: Oblast
euskara: Oblast
فارسی: ابلاست
français: Oblast
galego: Óblast
한국어: 오블라스티
हिन्दी: ओब्लास्त
hornjoserbsce: Oblasć
Bahasa Indonesia: Oblast
Ирон: Облæст
íslenska: Oblast
italiano: Oblast'
עברית: אובלסט
Basa Jawa: Oblast
қазақша: Облыс
kurdî: Oblast
Кыргызча: Облус
latviešu: Apgabals
lietuvių: Sritis
Ligure: Oblast
Limburgs: Oblas
मराठी: ओब्लास्त
مصرى: اوبلاست
Nederlands: Oblast
norsk: Oblast
norsk nynorsk: Oblast
occitan: Oblast
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Viloyat
پنجابی: اوبلاست
português: Oblast
română: Oblast
русиньскый: Область
Scots: Oblast
sicilianu: Oblast
Simple English: Oblast
slovenščina: Oblast (geografija)
svenska: Oblast
Tagalog: Oblast
татарча/tatarça: Өлкә (география)
тоҷикӣ: Вилоят
Türkçe: Oblast
українська: Область
اردو: اوبلاست
Tiếng Việt: Oblast
Winaray: Oblast
Zazaki: Oblast