The Brest region is situated in the south-west of the Republic of Belarus. This region was formed on December 4, 1939. The modern boundaries were established after the January 1954 merging of all districts of the Baranovichi region and 4 districts of the Pinsk region.
The area of Brest region is 32,300 km2 (12,500 miles2). Population is about 1,5 million people.
Brest region consists of 16 districts:
The greater part of the territory is taken up by lowlands: Brest Polesie in the Southwest and Pripyat Polesie in the East of the region. The Zagorie Plain is located between them. The Pribugsky Plain is in the West, Baranovichi Plain and a part of Novogrudok Hills are in the North of the region. The Pripyat is the main river of the region, with these tributaries: Pina, Yaselda, Bobrik, Tsna, Lan, Sluch on the left, and Styr, Goryn, Stviga on the right. The Shchara, a tributary of the Neman River is in the North. The Bug River with Mukhavets and Lesnaya tributaries are in the West. One of the oldest national parks Belovezhskaya Pushcha is situated in the Northwest of Brest region.