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'''Brest Voblast (Province)''' or '''Brest Oblast''' ({{lang-be|Брэ́сцкая во́бласць}}; ''Bresckaja vobłaść''; {{lang-ru|Бре́стская о́бласть}}; ''Brestskaya Oblast'') is a [[province]] ([[voblast]]) of [[Belarus]] with its [[Capital city|administrative center]] being [[Brest, Belarus|Brest]]. Important cities within the voblast' include: [[Baranovichi]], [[Brest, Belarus|Brest]], and [[Pinsk]]. ==Geography== It is located in the southwestern part of Belarus, bordering the [[Podlaskie Voivodeship|Podlasie]] and [[Lublin Voivodship]]s of [[Poland]] on the west, the [[Volyn Oblast|Volyn]] and [[Rivne Oblast]]s of [[Ukraine]] on the south, the [[Hrodna Voblast|Hrodna]] and [[Minsk Voblast]]s on the north, and the [[Homyel Voblast]] on the east. The voblast' covers at total area of 32,300 km², about 15,7% of the national total. It is often dubbed the ''Western gateway'' to [[Belarus]]. Geographically, the Brest Voblast belongs to the area known as [[Polesia]]. The area of the Voblast was part of the [[Second Polish Republic]] from 1921 until 1939 largely as the [[Polesie Voivodeship]], when it was joined to the [[Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic]]. ==Demographics== The Brest Voblast has a population of 1,462,900 (2004 estimate), about 14,7% of the national total. About 47.2% of the voblast's population are men, and the remaining 52.8% are women. Of the major nationalities living in the Brest Voblast, 1,262,600 are [[Belarusians]] (85%), 128,700 (8.6%) are [[Russians]], 57,100 (3.8%) are [[Ukrainians]], and 27,100 (1.8%) are [[Poles]]. Brest is the province with the highest birth rate in all of Belarus. As of 2008, the birth rate was 12.0 per 1000 and death rate was 13.4 per 1000. [http://belstat.gov.by/homep/ru/news/news85.php] ==Administrative Subdivisions== The region was formed in 1939 after reunification of Western Belarus and the [[Byelorussian SSR]]. Today it comprises 16 [[districts]] ([[raions]]), 225 [[selsovets]], 20 cities, 5 city municipalities, 9 [[urban-type settlement]]s, and 2178 villages. ===Raions of Brest Voblast=== The sixteen [[raion]]s ([[district]]s) of the Brest Voblast are: {| |- | *[[Brest Raion|Brest District]] *[[Kamenets Raion|Kamieńec District]] *[[Malaryta Raion|Małaryta District]] *[[Zhabinka Raion|Žabinka District]] *[[Pruzhany Raion|Pružany District]] *[[Kobryn Raion|Kobryn District]] *[[Drahichyn Raion|Drahičyn District]] *[[Biaroza rajon|Biaroza District]] | *[[Ivatsevichy Raion|Ivacevičy District]] *[[Ivanava Raion|Ivanava District]] *[[Baranavichy Raion|Baranavičy District]] *[[Lyakhavichy Raion|Lachavičy District]] *[[Hancavichy Raion|Hancavičy District]] *[[Luninets Raion|Łuńińec District]] *[[Pinsk Raion|Pinsk District]] *[[Stolin Raion|Stolin District]] |} ===[[List of cities in Belarus#Brest Province|Cities and towns]]=== * [[Brest, Belarus|Brest]] ({{lang-be|Брэст}}; {{lang-ru|Брест}}) - 298,300 * [[Baranovichi|Baranavičy]] ({{lang-be|Баранавiчы}}; {{lang-ru|Барановичи}} ) - 168,600 * [[Pinsk]] ({{lang-be|Пінск}}; {{lang-ru|Пинск}}) - 130,500 * [[Kobryn]] ({{lang-be|Ко́брын, Ко́брынь}}; {{lang-ru|Ко́брин}}) - 50,800 * [[Biaroza]] ({{lang-be|''Бяро́за'', ''Бяро́за-Карту́ская''}}; {{lang-ru|Берёза}}) - 29,700 * [[Ivatsevichy|Ivacevičy]] ({{lang-be|Івацэвічы}}; {{lang-ru|Ивацевичи}}) - 24,100 * [[Luninets|Łuńińec]] ({{lang-be|Лунінец}}; {{lang-ru|Лунинец}}) - 23,900 * [[Pruzhany|Pružany]] ({{lang-be|Пружаны}}; {{lang-ru|Пружаны}}) - 19,800 * [[Ivanava|Ivanava or Janava]] ({{lang-be|Іванава, Янава}}; {{lang-ru|Иваново}}) - 16,300 * [[Drahičyn]] ({{lang-be|Драгічын}}; {{lang-ru|Дрогичин}}) - 15,000 * [[Hantsavichy|Hancavičy]] ({{lang-be|Ганцавічы}}; {{lang-ru|Ганцевичи}}) - 14,800 * [[Mikashevichy|Mikaševičy]] ({{lang-be|Мікашэвічы}}; {{lang-ru|Микашевичи}}) - 13,700 * [[Belaazyorsk|Biełaaźorsk]] ({{lang-be|Белаазёрск}}; {{lang-ru|Белоозёрск}}) - 13,200 * [[Zhabinka|Žabinka]] ({{lang-be|Жабінка}}; {{lang-ru|Жабинка}}) - 12,800 * [[Stolin]] ({{lang-be|Сто́лін}}; {{lang-ru|Сто́лин}}) - 12,500 * [[Lyahavichy|Lachavičy]] ({{lang-be|Ляхавічы}}; {{lang-ru|Ляховичи}}) - 11,600 * [[Małaryta]] ({{lang-be|Маларыта}}; {{lang-ru|Малорита}}) - 11,500 * [[Kamyanets|Kamiańec]] ({{lang-be|Камяне́ц}}; {{lang-ru|Ка́менец}}) - 8,700 * [[Davyd-Haradok]] ({{lang-be|Давыд-Гарадок}}; {{lang-ru|Давид-Городок}}) - 7,100 * [[Wysokie Litewskie|Vysokaje]] ({{lang-be|Высокае}}; {{lang-ru|Высокое}}) - 5,300 * [[Kosava, Belarus|Kosava or Mereszowszczyzna]] ({{lang-be|Косава}}; {{lang-ru|Косово}}) - 2,400 ==See also== * [[Subdivisions of Belarus]] * [[Second Polish Republic|Poland]]’s [[Polesie Voivodeship]] (1921-1939) ==External links==/{{en icon}} [http://www.brest-region.by/?lang=2 Brest Regional Executive Committee] {{Brest Voblast}} {{First-level administrative divisions of Belarus}} {{Coord missing|Belarus}}