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Брэ́сцкая во́бласць Бре́стская о́бласть
Flag of Brest Voblast (Brest Oblast)
Coat of arms of Brest Voblast (Brest Oblast)
Coat of arms
Location of Brest Voblast (Brest Oblast)
Administrative center Brest
Largest cities Brest - 298,300
Baranovichi - 168,600
Pinsk - 130,500
Raions 16
Cities: 20
Urban localities: 9
Villages: 2,178
 • Chairman Kostantin Andreyevich Sumar
 • Total 32,700 km2 (12,600 sq mi)
 • Total 1,445,600
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)

Brest Voblast (Province) or Brest Oblast is a province (voblast) of Belarus. The administrative center is Brest. Important cities in the voblast include: Baranovichi, Brest, and Pinsk.

The region was formed in 1939 after Western Belarus rejoined the Byelorussian SSR. Today it has 16 districts (raions), 225 selsovets, 20 cities, 5 city municipalities, 9 urban-type settlements, and 2178 villages.