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Homyel (Belarusian Го́мель, transliteration: Hmyel'; Russian: Го́мель, transliteration: Gmel') is the second largest city of Belarus, with a population of 481,000 (2005 estimate) and main city of the Homyel Province. Homyel is situated in the south-eastern part of the country,on the Sozh River, close to the border to Ukraine and to Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

The exact date of the founding of Homyel is not known. It was first mentioned in the chronicles around the first half of the 12th century.


Gomel is twinned with Aberdeen, Scotland.

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