Oblast

Oblast is a type of administrative division in Slavic countries and some countries of the former Soviet Union. The word "oblast" is used in English as well,[1] but it is often translated as "area", "zone", "province", or "region". The last translation may lead to confusion, because the subdivision of "oblast" is called "raion" which can be translated as "region" or "district" as well.

Oblasts are a type of administrative division of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and the no longer existing Soviet Union. 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' , IPA: [ˈvobɫasʲtsʲ]) is used for provinces of Belarus, and oblys (plural: oblystar) for provinces of Kazakhstan.

Oblasts of Bulgaria

Since 1997, Bulgaria has been divided into 28 oblasti, usually translated as provinces. Before, the country was divided into nine bigger 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
English: 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
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