Why is our region?
WHY IS OUR REGION?
Each city, along with the name, has its own unique shape, allowing to distinguish it from many seemingly similar cities. And our ancient Gomel.
Silent witness of past grandeur of a bygone era - the Palace and Park ensemble and a modern looking high in the sky, neighborhoods, the ancient river of Homeuk, by the will of history has become Lebyazhyi pond in the old Park, and luxurious Coolant, carrying his full water in the mighty Dnieper river. Products of folk craftsmen, artisans and products of large enterprises, lace pedestrian bridge and the Golden dome of the Cathedral, the ringing of bells heralding the birth of a new day. All of this is our city, our Gomel, risen from the ruins of world war II, recreated by the hands of caring and loving citizens, one of the most beautiful cities of Belarus.
Gomel today is the second largest city in the Republic, social and political centre of interregional ties between Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, with a developed infrastructure, industry, science and culture, an important transportation hub.
The city has over a hundred thirty enterprises of machine-building, light, food, chemical and other industries. Well-developed woodworking and furniture production, construction industry. In Gomel produce forage and combine harvesters, machine tools, measuring instruments, cable, chemical fertilizers and building materials, radio equipment, shoes, and knitwear, furniture and confectionery products, kitchenware, toys, products of diamond cutting.
Far abroad well-known enterprises, such as Raup "Kristall", JV JSC "Spartak", RUP "Gomselmash", OJSC "Gomeldrev", JSC "Gomel chemical plant", JSC "Comintern", JSC "Gomelsteklo", JSC "8 March" and others.
A significant contribution to the acceleration of scientific and technical progress contribute Gomel scientists, engineers and designers work in 20 scientific research and design institutes and their branches. Widely known members of the forest Institute of the Academy of Sciences RB, the Institute of mechanics of metal-polymer systems, and others.
The city pays great attention to the training of specialists in different fields of science, culture, production. In seven higher education institutions are trained about 35 thousand students annually, 2.5 million of whom receive diplomas of young specialists. Special, vocational and secondary education young residents receive 15 colleges, 16 vocational schools, 71 secondary educational institutions.
Gomel - one of the largest cultural centers of Belarus. Every year it hosts about 20 different festivals, concerts, 1500, 180 art exhibitions. The city has three theatres: the regional drama, puppet and youth theatre-Studio. One of the best in the country is considered the Gomel state circus. Successfully advocate the city's Symphony and wind orchestras. Concerts domestic and foreign artists and organizes the Gomel regional Philharmonic. Widely open their doors to visitors 18 libraries, 7 exhibition halls and galleries.
7 music schools and art schools do 3.5 thousand gifted children. In the centres and palaces of culture work 263 Amateur groups, 46 of which carry the title of "national" and "Exemplary".
The real center of organization of youth became the city cultural Centre, which is constantly held urban rock festivals, marathons, and various youth events.
A special place in the cultural life of the city is a Regional Museum, founded in 1919 and is located on the territory of Palace and Park ensemble of princes Rumyantsev-Paskevich, monument of architecture of XVIII-XIX centuries. Visitors and residents of the city invites the Gomel branch of the Vetka Museum of folk art. In 1980 opened archaeological and ethnographic Museum of the Gomel state University. F. Skaryna.
Among residents of the city are very popular physical training and sports. At their disposal 1223 sports facility: 7 stadiums, 2 of the arena, the Ice Palace with two ice arenas, 202 sports halls, swimming pools, 18, 33 shooting ranges, 420 planar structures, 533 object sports and recreation destination. In Gomel there is a school of the highest sports skill, the school of the Olympic reserve, 40 children and youth sports school.
The structure of health of the city of Gomel today is represented by 11 institutions with status of legal entity. In the city opened a specialized center of eye microsurgery, Hematology, ultrasound diagnostics and others.
Each year the town increases the chain stores, public catering enterprises and markets.
With great interest come in Gomel hundreds of tourists, sports delegations and art groups, business partners and guests from different countries. Durable friendly relations were established with the cities of Aberdeen (Scotland), Lipetsk, Bryansk, Kursk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Rostov-on-don, Surgut, St.-Petersburg, Cheremushkinskiy district of Moscow (Russia), Donetsk, Kiev, Chernigov (Ukraine), Liepaja (Latvia), Varna (Bulgaria), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Radom (Poland), Huai'an (China). This allows you to not only get to know each other, get acquainted with culture and customs, but also to cooperate on a mutually beneficial basis in various fields.
Gomel love their city, not for fame and importance, and for the warm feeling of home. It is with this sense they follow the traditions and carefully preserve the historical heritage, rebuilt and landscaped native city, increase its wealth and fame. Home-warmly welcome guests, with generosity of rich owners hold festivals and holidays, good are proud of their famous countrymen, his old and confidently walking into the future, a flourishing city over Sozh.
Every city, along with the name, has its unique appearance, allowing to mark it out of thousand similar cities. As well as our ancient Gomel.
The silent witness of former greatness of the past epoch – the palace and park ensemble and modern, directed high in the sky, microdistricts, ancient river Gomejuk, which has become Swan's-pond in the old park, and the magnificent river Sozh, full bearing its waters to the mighty river Dnieper. The products of national folk handicraftsmen and production of large enterprises, the lacy footbridge and gilded domes of St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral, announce that by bell-ringing the birth of a new day. This is our city, our Gomel, which rose from the ashes of the Great Patriotic War, rebuilt anew by the hands of careful and loving citizens, one of the most beautiful cities of Belarus.
Today Gomel is the second largest city in the Republic of Belarus, social and political center of the interregional connections among Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine, with a developed infrastructure, industry, science and culture, an important transport junction.
Over one hundred thirty enterprises of mechanical engineering, light, food, chemical and other industries function here. There are well developed wood-working and cabinet-making, construction engineering. Forage and grain harvesters, metal-working machine tools, measuring instruments, cable, chemical fertilizers and constructional details, radio equipment, footwear and knitted wear, furniture and confectionary, tableware and toys, diamond processing products are produced in Gomel.
Far away from Belarus such enterprises as Republican Diamond-Processing Unitary Enterprise “KRISTALL” Joint Venture Public Joint Stock Company “SPARTAK”, Republican Unitary Enterprise “GOMSELMASH”, Public Joint Stock Company “GOMELDREV”, Public Joint Stock Company “GOMEL CHEMICAL PLANT”, Public Joint Stock Company “KOMINTERN”, Public Joint Stock Company “GOMELSTEKLO”, Public Joint Stock Company “8 Marta” and others are known.
A considerable contribution to the acceleration of scientific and technical progress is made by Gomel scientists, engineers and designers who work in 20 research institutes and their branches. The works of the members of the Institute of Wood of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Mechanics of metal-polymer systems and others are widely known.
Much attention is paid to the professional training of experts in various branches of science, culture and production. In seven higher educational establishments study about 35 thousand students, 2,5 thousand of them get degree annually. Young citizens are provided with special, professional and secondary technical education in 15 schools, 16 technical training colleges, and 71 establishments of secondary education.
Gomel is one of the greatest cultural centers of Belarus. About 20 festivals, concerts 1500, 180 art exhibitions take place in Gomel every year. There are three theatres in the city: regional drama theatre, puppet theatre and youth theatre-studio. Gomel state circus is considered one of the best in the republic. The city symphony orchestra and brass band perform with success. Gomel regional philharmonic organize concerts of native and foreign performers. The doors of 18 libraries, 7 showrooms and galleries are wide opened for visitors.
3,5 thousand talented children attend 7 musical schools and schools of arts. There are 263 amateur art clubs, 46 of them are ranked as "National" and "Exemplary".
The City Culture Center became as well the centre of the organization of informal youth. City rock festivals, marathons, various youth actions are constantly spent here.
A particular role in cultural life of the city plays in the Regional Museum of Local Lore which was founded in 1919. It is situated within the territory of the palace and park ensemble of the Rumyantsev and Paskevich Princes, a monument of architecture of XVIII-XIX centuries. Guests and citizens are invited by the Gomel branch of the Vetkovsky Museum of Folk Art. The archaeological and ethnographic museum of the Gomel State University named after F. Skorina was opened in 1980.
Physical culture and sport are very popular among the citizens. There are 1223 sports facilities at their disposal: 7 stadiums, 2 arenas, the Ice palace with two ice rinks, 202 sports halls, swimming pools 18, 33 shooting galleries, 420 plane constructions, 533 objects of health-improving purpose. The school of The higher sports skill, specialized school of Olympic reserve, 40 children's and youth sports schools work in Gomel.
The structure of health service of Gomel city is presented by 11 establishments which have the status of legal entity. There are specialized center of eye microsurgery, hematology and others.
The number of shops, catering enterprises and markets in the city increases annually.
Thousands of tourists, sports delegations and art collectives, business partners and guests from different countries visit Gomel with great interest. Strong twin cities relations were established with Aberdeen (Scotland), Armavir, Bryansk, Protvino, Kursk, Rostov-na-Donu, Moscow, Krasnoselskiy and Vasileostrovskiy districts of St. Petersburg, Cheremushsky district of Moskow (Russia), Donetsk, Chernigov, Kiev (the Ukraine), Burgas (Bulgaria), Liepaja (Latvia), Radom (Poland), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Huai'an (China). It allows not only to learn more closely one another, to get acquainted with culture and customs, but also to co-operate, on a mutually beneficial basis in various fields of activity.
Citizens of Gomel love their city, not for the glory and the importance, but for a warm feeling of the native house. With this feeling they observe traditions and carefully keep a historical heritage, build up and maintain the native city, increase its wealth and glory, meet guests warmly making them feel like home. They hold festivals and holidays, being proud of the famous fellow countrymen, of their flowering city on the river Sozh, ancient and walking confidently to its future.