|Gomel is the second populous city in the Republic of Belarus, the administrative center of Gomel region. Located on the Sozh river, in 302 km from Minsk. A major industrial, educational and transportation center of the region. The main focus of the city's economy is engineering. Internal division is represented by four administrative districts. The population of 482,7 thousand people, 83,42% of Belarusians, 10, and 85% of Russian, of 3.11% of Ukrainians.
Telephone code: 375 232. Postal codes: 246000, 247000. Car code: 3.
was First mentioned in the Hypatian Codex in 1142 year as the city Gami. It is also found in ancient documents under the names Gama, gain, GOM, Gaye. Form Gomel is established in XVII-XVIII centuries. The exact date of Foundation is unknown. The name comes from the stream , Gameuk, which flows into the river Sozh.