Mogilev Region

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Mogilev Region
Магілёўская вобласць (Belarusian)
Могилёвская область (Russian)

Mahilyow Voblasts
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
Flag of Mogilev Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Mogilev Region
Coat of arms
Location of Mogilev Region
Administrative center Mogilev
Largest cities Mogilev - 365,100
Babruysk - 220,800
Asipovichy - 34,700
Raions 21
Towns - 14
Urban localities - 12
City raions 3
Government
 • Chairman Pyotr Rudnik
Area
 • Total 29,079.01 km2 (11,227.47 sq mi)
Highest elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Lowest elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,088,100
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)
Website www.region.mogilev.by

The Mogilev Region, also Mahilyow Voblasts (Province) or Mogilyov Oblast (Belarusian: Магілёўская во́бласць; Mahilyowskaya Voblasts; Russian: Могилёвская о́бласть; Mogilyovskaya Oblast), is a province (voblast) of Belarus with its administrative center being Mogilyov (Mahilyow).

Both the Mogilev and Gomel Regions suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear radioactive reactor catastrophe in April 1986.

Important cities within the voblast' include: Mogilyov, Asipovichy, and Babruysk.

Geography[edit]

The Mahilyow Voblast covers a total area of 29,100 km2 (11,200 sq mi),[1] about 14% of the national total. The voblast's greatest extent from north to south is 150 km (93 mi), from east to west - 300 km (190 mi), while the highest point is 239 metres (784 ft) above sea level and the lowest at 126 m (413 ft) above sea level.

Many rivers flow through the Mahilyow Voblast including the Dnieper (Dniapro), Berezina, Sozh, Druts, Pronya and Ptsich. The voblast' also has small lakes, the largest being the Zaozerye Lake with a surface area of 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi). The Chihirin Reservoir on the Druts River has an area of 21.1 km2 (8.1 sq mi).

The extreme eastern point of Belarus is situated within the Mahilyow Voblast to the east of the Khotimsk District.[2]

Climate[edit]

The Mahilyow Voblast has a temperate continental climate. The region has mild winters and warm summers. January's average temperature reaches from −8.2 °C (17.2 °F) in the northeast to −6.5 °C (20.3 °F) in the southwest. July's average temperature reaches from 17.8 °C (64.0 °F) in the northeast to 18.7 °C (65.7 °F) in the southwest. The region's average yearly vegetative period lasts around 183–194 days. The average precipitation is 575–675 millimetres (22.6–26.6 in) a year with approximately 70% falling during the warm season (April–October).

Demographics[edit]

With a total population of 1,088,100 (2011),[1] 353,600 inhabitants live in rural areas and 855,000 live in cities or towns. There are 639,300 women and 567,300 men in the region, of which 288,100 are under 18 while 267,300 are elderly people.

Of the major nationalities living in the Mahilyow Voblast, 1,044,000 inhabitants are Belarusians, 132,000 are Russians, 3,500 are Jewish, 2,800 are Poles, 2,110 are Ukrainians, 1,700 are Tatars, 1,300 are Lithuanians, 1,100 are Armenians, and 1,070 are Romani.

Tourism[edit]

Number of travel agencies in Mogilev Region has grown from 20 in 2000 to 50 in 2010, 12 of which provide agent services, the others are tour operators.[3][4] Mogilev Region hosts 3-4% of all the organized tourists arrivals of the Republic.[5] Most popular cities to visit in the region are Mogilev and Bobruisk.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Today the region consists of 21 districts (raions), 195 selsovets, 14 towns, 3 city municipalities, and 12 urban-type settlements.

Raions[edit]

Map of the administrative subdivisions of the Mahilyow Voblast

The twenty-one raions (districts) of the Mahilyow Voblast are:

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus. Territory and population density of Belarus by region as of January 1, 2011". Land of Ancestors. The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. The Scientific and Production State Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Cadastre Agency” of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus. (2011). "Number of organizations engaged in tourist activities in 2010 in Belarus". Land of Ancestors. National Staistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus. (2011). "Number of organisations engaged in tourist activities in Belarus by region". Land of Ancestors. National Staistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Arrivals of organised tourists to the Republic of Belarus by region". Land of Ancestors. National Staistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 53°54′N 30°20′E / 53.900°N 30.333°E / 53.900; 30.333