Oblast ( Russian and Ukrainian область; belarusian вобласць, Woblasz; Serbian and Bulgarian област; masculine or feminine; majority in German: Oblasts or oblasts; literally "Territory") is the name of a larger administrative district in Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan it is called in the local language and Kazakh Oblys, plural: Oblystar ( Kazakh Облыс / Облыстар ).


The Bulgarian central government is divided into 28 oblasts.

See main article: Oblasts in Bulgaria


Kazakhstan is divided into 14 Oblystar and three cities with special status.

See: Administrative Units of Kazakhstan


Kyrgyzstan is divided into seven oblasts and the cities of Bishkek and Osh two independent.

Main article: Administrative divisions of Kyrgyzstan


In Russia, the oblast is a federation unit (subject) with low autonomy ( for example, in contrast to Republics ).

Main article: Administrative divisions of Russia

Administrative divisions of Slovakia

The NUTS 2 regions. See NUTS: SK and administrative divisions of Slovakia


Ukraine is divided into 24 regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and two cities with special status.

Main article: Administrative divisions of Ukraine


Belarus is divided into six Woblasze and the capital district of Minsk.

Main article: Administrative divisions of Belarus