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Where is Belarus?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Belarus covers 202,900 square kilometers of land and 4,700 square kilometers of water, making it the 86th largest nation in the world with a total area of 207,600 square kilometers.

Belarus became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Belarus is 9,542,883 (2012) and the nation has a density of 47 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Belarus is the Belarussian Ruble (BYR). As well, the people of Belarus are refered to as Belarusian.

The dialing code for the country is 375 and the top level internet domain for Belarusian sites is .by.

Belarus shares land borders with 5 countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Belarus section.

Quick facts

Population 9,542,883
Density 47.0 / km2 ( 121.8 / mi2 )
Languages Belarusian, Russian
Independence Year 1991
Capital Minsk (Minsk)
Currency Belarussian Ruble
GDP 76,139,250,365 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 7,979 (2014 data)
Land Area 202,900 km2 (78,340 mi2)
Water Area 4,700 km2 (1,815 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland
Minimum Longitude 23.170
Maximum Longitude 32.770
Mininum Latitude 51.260
Maximum Latitude 56.160

What is the capital of Belarus?

map showing the location of Belarus
Location of Minsk on a map.

Minsk is the capital city of Belarus. It has a population of 1,742,124, and is located on a latitue of 53.9 and longitude of 27.57.

Minsk is also the political center of Belarus, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Minsk, the Capital Of Belarus

City Minsk
Country Belarus
Population 1,742,124
Longitude 27.56667000
Latitude 53.90000000
Elevation 222 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Belarus

Rank City Population
#1Minsk1,742,124
#2Gomel480,951
#3Mahilyow369,200
#4Vitebsk342,700
#5Hrodna317,365
#6Brest300,715
#7Babruysk220,517
#8Baranovichi168,772
#9Pinsk130,777
#10Orsha125,347
#11Novoye Medvezhino120,000
#12Mazyr112,137
#13Malinovka105,000
#14Salihorsk101,614
#15Maladzyechna101,300
#16Navapolatsk100,885
#17Horad Barysaw100,000
#18Lida98,036
#19Polatsk82,258
#20Zhlobin73,089

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.