The Vitebsk region, one of the six administrative regions (or oblasts) which make up Belarus, is located in the north-east of the country
The Vitebsk region of Belarus borders Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.
The region is known as the Belarusian land of lakes (Belaruskaye Paazerye), and has more than 2800 lakes and 500 rivers. More than a third of the region is forest. Approximately 60% of these forests are centuries-old coniferous woods.