Mogilev Region

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Mogilev Region or Mogilev Oblast or Mahilyow Voblasts (Belarusian: Магілёўская во́бласць; Mahiloŭskaja voblasć; Russian: Могилёвская о́бласть; Mogilyovskaya Oblast), is a region (oblast) of Belarus with its administrative center at Mogilev (Mahilyow).

Mogilev Region

Магілёўская вобласць (Belarusian)
Могилёвская область (Russian)

Mogilev Oblast, Mahilyow Voblasts
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
The Saint Nicholas Monastery, Mogilev
Location of Mogilev Region
Administrative centerMogilev
Largest citiesMogilev - 365,100
Babruysk - 220,800
Asipovichy - 34,700
Raions21
Towns - 14
Urban localities - 12
City raions3
Government
 • ChairmanLeonid Zayats [1]
Area
 • Total29,079.01 km2 (11,227.47 sq mi)
Highest elevation
239 m (784 ft)
Lowest elevation
126 m (413 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,052,877
 • Density37/km2 (100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeBY-MA
HDI (2018)0.796[2]
high · 6th
Websitemogilev-region.gov.by

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

Important cities within the region include Mogilev, Asipovichy and Babruysk.

GeographyEdit

The Mogilev Region covers a total area of 29,100 km2 (11,200 sq mi),[3] about 14% of the national total. The oblast'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 Mogilev Region including the Dnieper (Dniapro), Berezina, Sozh, Druts, Pronya and Ptsich. The oblast' 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 Mogilev Region to the east of the Khotimsk District.[4]

ClimateEdit

Mogilev Region has a temperate continental climate. The region has cold 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).

DemographicsEdit

With a total population of 1,088,100 (2011),[3] 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 Mogilev Region, 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.

TourismEdit

The 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.[5][6] Mogilev Region hosts 3-4% of all the organized tourist arrivals to the Republic of Belarus.[7] Most popular cities to visit in the region are Mogilev and Bobruisk.

Administrative subdivisionsEdit

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

Districts of Mogilev RegionEdit

The twenty-one raions (districts) of the Mogilev Region are:

Cities and townsEdit

Population of cities and towns in Mogilev Region

English Belarusian Russian Pop.
Mogilev Магілёў Могилёв 365,100
Babruysk Бабруйск Бобруйск 220,800
Asipovichy Асiповiчы Осипо́вичи 34,700
Horki Горкі Горки 34,000
Krychaw Крычаў Кричев 28,200
Bykhaw Бы́хаў Бы́хов 17,300
Kastsyukovichy Касцюковічы Костюковичи 16,100
Klimavichy Клiмавiчы Климовичи 16,000
Shklow Шклоў Шклов 15,900
Mstsislaw Мсьці́слаў Мстиславль 11,700
Chavusy Чавусы Чаусы 10,800
Cherykaw Чэрыкаў Чериков 8,400
Slawharad Слаўгарод Славгород 8,300
Klichaw Клічаў Кличев 7,500

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Могилевский облсовет утвердил в должности председателя облисполкома Леонида Зайца". www.belta.by (in Russian). 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ 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 Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  6. ^ Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus. (2011). "Number of organizations engaged in tourist activities in Belarus by region". Land of Ancestors. National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Arrivals of organized tourists to the Republic of Belarus by region". Land of Ancestors. National Statistical 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