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Oblast
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Oblast

An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a name for the subnational entity in Bulgaria, Russian Federation and Ukraine. Oblasts are one step below the national level and further subdivided into districts (Russian: районы; Ukrainian: райони; English transliteration: rayony). The word is often translated as "region" or "province".

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The corresponding term in Belarus is voblast and in Kazakhstan is oblysy.

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