Mahilyow Voblast


Mahilyow Voblast

Infobox Voblasts
Name = Mahilyow Voblasts
Englishname = Mahilyow Voblasts
Belarusianname = Магілёўская во́бласць
Englishname2 = Mogilev Oblast
Russianname = Могилёвская о́бласть


Flaglink = Flag
COA = Escut Oblast Mohilev.pngCOAlink = Coat of arms


Capital = Mahilyow
LargestCities = Mahilyow - 365,100 Babruysk - 220,800 Asipovichy - 34,700
Chairman = Boris Batura
Raions = 21
CityRaions = 3
Cities = 13
SMT = 12
Villages = "N/A"
AreaRank = 6th
PCNationaltotal1 = 14
TotalArea = 29,000
LandArea = "N/A"
WaterArea = "N/A"
PCWater = "N/A"
PopRank = "N/A"
Population = 1,146,800
PCNationaltotal2 = 12.2
Density = 40
Latitude = "N/A"
Longitude = "N/A"
Width = 300
Length = 150
HighestPoint = Railway station Temny Les
HighestElev = 239
LowestPoint = Village of Gaishin
LowestElev = 126
ISOCode = BY-MA
Website = region.mogilev.by

Mahilyow Voblasts (Province) or Mogilev Oblast ( _be. Магілёўская во́бласць; "Mahilyowskaya Voblasts"; _ru. Могилёвская о́бласть; "Mogilyovskaya Oblast") is a province (voblast) of Belarus with its administrative center being Mogilev (Mahilyow).

Mogilev and Homyel Voblasts suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe in 1986.

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

Geography

The Mahilyow Voblast covers a total area of 29,000 km², about 14% of the national total. The voblast's greatest extent from north to south is 150 km, from east to west - 300 km. The highest point is 239 meters above sea level and the lowest point is 126 m above sea level.

Many rivers flow through the Mahilyow Voblast. They include the: Dnieper River (Dniapro), Berezina, Sozh, Druts, Pronya and Ptsich rivers. However, the voblast' contains little lakes, with the largest being the Zaozerye Lake with a surface area of 0.58 km². Also, the Chihirin Reservoir on the Druts river has an area of 21.1 km².

Climate

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 in the northeast to -6.5°C in the southwest. July's average temperature reaches from 17.8°C in the northeast to 18.7°C in the southwest. The region's average vegatative period every year is about 183-194 days. The average percipitation is 575-675 mm a year. About 70% of the year's precipitation falls during the warm season (April-October).

Demographics

The Mahilyow Voblast has a population of 1,169,100 (2004 estimate), about 12.2% of the national total. Within the voblast', 353,600 people live in rural areas, and 855,000 live in the cities and towns. Also, there are 639,300 women and 567,300 men in the region. About 288,100 inhabitants are children under 18 and 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 Jews, 2,800 are Poles, 2,110 are Ukrainians, 1,700 are Tatars, 1,300 are Lithuanians, 1,100 are Armenians, and 1,070 are Gypsies.

Administrative Sudivisions

Today it is composed of 21 districts (raions), 195 selsovets, 13 cities, 3 city municipalities, and 12 urban-type settlements.

Raions of Mahilyow Voblast

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

Cities and towns

* Mahilyow ( _be. Магілёў; _ru. Могилёв; Łacinka: Mahiloŭ) - 365,100
* Babruysk ( _be. Бабруйск; _ru. Бобруйск) - 220,800
* Asipovichy ( _be. Асiповiчы; _ru. Осипо́вичи; Łacinka: Asipovičy) - 34,700
* Horki ( _be. Горкі) - 34,000
* Krychaw ( _be. Крычаў; Łacinka: Kryčaŭ) - 28,200
* Bykhaw ( _be. Бы́хаў; _ru. Бы́хов) - 17,300
* Kastyukovitchy ( _ru. Костюковичи) - 16,100
* Klimavichy ( _be. Клiмавiчы; _ru. Климовичи; Łacinka: Klimavičy) - 16,000
* Shklow ( _be. Шклоў; _ru. Шклов; Łacinka: Škłoŭ) - 15,900
* Mstsislaw or Amstsislaw ( _be. Мсці́слаў, Амсьці́слаў, Мсьці́слаў; _ru. Мстиславль; Łacinka: Amścisłaŭ) - 11,700
* Chavusy ( _be. Чавусы; _ru. Чаусы; Łacinka: Čavusy) - 10,800
* Cherykaw ( _ru. Чериков) - 8,400
* Slawharad ( _be. Слаўгарод; _ru. ) - 8,300

ee also

* Subdivisions of Belarus

External links

*ru icon/en icon [http://region.mogilev.by/eng Mogilev Regional Executive Committee]

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