Homyel

City (pop., 2001 est.: 490,000), capital of Homyel province, southeastern Belarus.

First mentioned in AD 1142 as Gomy, it passed to Lithuania in the 14th century and later to Poland; it was acquired by Russia in 1772. In the late 19th century it developed as a major railway junction, and industries began to flourish. The city, on the Sozh River, is an important port, with river connections to towns on the Dnieper (Dnyapro) River. It is also an industrial centre.

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  • Homyel' — Original name in latin Homyel’ Name in other language GOMEL , Gomel, Gomel , Gomela, Gomelis, Gomel’, Gomea, Gmel, Homel, Homiel, Homyel , Homyel’, homeri, homyel, hwml, ГОМЕЛЬ, Гомел, Гомель State code BY Continent/City Europe/Minsk longitude 52 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Homyel' — or Gomel or Homel geographical name city SE Belarus population 503,300 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Homyel' — Ho·myel (hōʹmyĕl) or Go·mel (gōʹməl, myĕl) A city of southeast Belarus north of Kiev, Ukraine. First mentioned in 1142, it was controlled alternately by Lithuania and Poland before passing to Russia in 1772. Population: 503,000. * * * …   Universalium

  • Homyel' — Homiel Гомель (Belarusian), Gomel Гомель (Russian), Homl האָמל (Yiddish), Homel (German, Polish), Homiel (Romanian) …   Names of cities in different languages

  • Homyel — noun industrial city of Belarus to the southeast of Minsk • Syn: ↑Homel, ↑Gomel • Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center • Part Holonyms: ↑Belarus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Homiel Raion — Homyel Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Homiel Voblast, in Belarus …   Wikipedia

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