Regions of Belarus

Divided into six oblasts .

- Regions of Belarus

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Brest Region

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Birth rates by districts and major cities (2017)
Mortality rates by districts and major cities (2017)
Brest Fortress.
Palace in Kosava.
Tadeusz Kościuszko birthplace in Mieračoŭščyna.
The Kamianiec Tower.
The Jesuit Collegium in Pinsk.

Brest Region or Brest Oblast or Brest Voblasts (Брэ́сцкая во́бласць (Bresckaja vobłasć); Бре́стская о́бласть (Brestskaya Oblast)) is one of the regions of Belarus.

Grodno Region

JSC Grodno Azot, the largest industrial company in the region
Belarusian nuclear power plant (under construction)
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Grodno Region (Grodzieńszczyzna) or Grodno Oblast or Hrodna Voblasts (Гродзенская вобласць, Hrodzienskaja vobłasć; Гродненская область, Grodnenskaya oblast; Obwód Grodzieński) is one of the regions of Belarus.

Gomel Region

The frozen Biarezina River in Svietlahorsk.
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Gomel Region or Gomel Oblast or Homyel Voblasts (Го́мельская во́бласць, Homielskaja vobłasć, Гомельская область, Gomelskaya oblast) is one of the regions of Belarus.

Minsk Region

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Minsk Region or Minsk Oblast or Minsk Voblasts (Мі́нская во́бласць, Minskaja voblasć ; Минская о́бласть, Minskaya oblast) is one of the regions of Belarus.

Vitebsk Region

Map of the administrative subdivisions of the Vitebsk Oblast
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Birth rate by district (2017)

Vitebsk Region or Vitebsk Oblast or Vitsebsk Voblasts (Ві́цебская во́бласць, Viciebskaja voblasć, ; ) is a region (oblast) of Belarus with its administrative center being Vitebsk.


Landlocked country in Eastern Europe.

Stamp with the Cross of St. Euphrosyne by Lazar Bohsha from 1992
Rus' principalities before the Mongol and Lithuanian invasions
A map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th century prior to its union with the Kingdom of Poland. Belarus was fully within its borders.
Napoleon's Grande Armée retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina river (near Barysaw, Belarus)
The first government of the People's Republic,
Sitting left to right:
Aliaksandar Burbis, Jan Sierada, Jazep Varonka, Vasil Zacharka
Standing, left to right:
Arkadz Smolich, Pyotra Krecheuski, Kastus Jezavitau, Anton Ausianik, Liavon Zayats
Meeting in the Kurapaty woods, 1989, where between 1937 and 1941 from 30,000 to 250,000 people, including Belarusian intelligentsia members, were murdered by the NKVD during the Great Purge.
German soldiers in Minsk, August 1941
Khatyn Memorial; during World War II the Germans murdered civilians in 5,295 different localities in occupied Soviet Belarus.
Leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belavezha Accords, dissolving the Soviet Union, 8 December 1991
Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus since 1994.
Strusta Lake in the Vitebsk Region
Government House, Minsk
Victory Square in Minsk
The former flag of Belarus, used in 1918, then in 1943–44 and then between 1991 and 1995, is widely used as a symbol of opposition to the government of Alexander Lukashenko.
Protests at October Square in Minsk in 2006 after the 2006 Belarusian presidential election.
President Alexander Lukashenko, shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2015
Leaders of Belarus, Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine at the summit in Minsk, 11–12 February 2015
Soldiers patrol in the Białowieża Forest on the Belarusian border with Poland.
Graffiti in Gdańsk depicting Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski.
Administrative divisions of Belarus
Change in per capita GDP of Belarus, 1973–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
A graphical depiction of Belarus's product exports in 28 colour-coded categories
Belarusian annual GDP and CPI rates 2001–2013
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk is one of the oldest churches in Belarus. Its current style is an ideal example of baroque architecture in the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
The Opera and Ballet Theater in Minsk
Poet and librettist Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkyevich
Draniki, the national dish
Victoria Azarenka, professional tennis player and a former world No. 1 in singles

The country is administratively divided into seven regions.


Type of administrative division of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine, as well as the former Soviet Union and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Example of the Cyrillic script. Excerpt from the manuscript "Bdinski Zbornik". Written in 1360.

Official terms in successor states of the Soviet Union differ, but some still use a cognate of the Russian term, e.g., vobłasć (voblasts, voblasts, official orthography: вобласць, Taraškievica: вобласьць, ) is used for regions of Belarus, oblys (plural: oblystar) for regions of Kazakhstan, and oblusu (облусу) for regions of Kyrgyzstan.

Molodechno Region

Map of the Byelorussian SSR with Maladzyechna Voblast

Maladzyechna Voblast or Molodechno Oblast (Маладзечанская вобласць, Молодечненская область) was a Voblast of the Byelorussian SSR.

Navahrudak Voblast

Navahrudak Voblast or Novogrudak Oblast (Навагрудская вобласць, Новогрудская область) was a Voblast of the Byelorussian SSR following the annexation of West Belarus into the BSSR in 1939.

Podlaskie Voivodeship

Voivodeship (province) in northeastern Poland.

The Białowieża Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Map of the Podlaskie Voivodeship
St. Michael Church in Łomża
Branicki Palace in Białystok
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bielsk Podlaski
Co-cathedral of St. Alexander in Suwałki
Lubomirski Palace in Białystok
Buchholtz Palace in Supraśl
Town hall in Łomża
A typical Podlaskie landscape near the village of Bohoniki

It borders on Masovian Voivodeship to the west, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship to the northwest, Lublin Voivodeship to the south, the Belarusian oblasts of Grodno and Brest to the east, the Lithuanian Counties of Alytus and Marijampolė to the northeast, and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the north.