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Physical Map of Belarus showing terrain, major rivers, extreme points, important cities, international boundaries, etc.

A landlocked country in Eastern Europe, Belarus occupues an area of 207,595 sq. km (80,153 sq mi). As observed on the physical map of Belarus, it is a relatively low-lying country. It can be divided into two main parts: the Poltsk Lowland (north) and the Dnieper Lowland (south).

Belarus is a heavily forested, flat, low-lying country that includes the Poltsk Lowland (north) and the Dnieper Lowland (south). A few areas of rolling hills in the west blend into the lowlands. The extensive Pripyat marshes cover the southern reaches of the country. The country's highest point, the Dzerzhinsky Hill, stands at 1,135 ft. (346m). Its lowest point is on the Neman River at 90 metres (295 ft) And as for rivers, the Dnieper is the most significant. Others of importance include the Dvinar, Neman and Pripyat. Many streams and over 10,000 small lakes are scattered about.

    Political Map of Belarus showing its 6 regions and 1 municipality and the capital city of Minsk

    Belarus (officially, the Republic of Belarus) is divided into 6 regions (voblastsi, sing. voblasts) and 1 municipality (horad). The regions are: Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Mogilev, Minsk and Vitebsk. Horad Minsk (Minsk City) is the municipality. The regions are further subdivided into a total of 118 raions (districts). Minsk city has 9 raions and enjoys special status as the national capital.

    Situated on the slopes of the Minsk hills is, Minsk – the capital, the largest and the most populous city of Belarus. It is also the major administrative, cultural, educational, industrial and economic center of the country.

    Where is Belarus?

    Map showing location of Belarus in the world.

    Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the earth. Belarus is bordered by 5 nations: by Russia in the north and east; by Ukraine in the south; by Poland in the west; by Lithuania and Latvia in the northwest.

    Belarus Bordering Countries: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland.

    Regional Maps: Map of Europe

    Outline Map of Belarus

    Blank outline map of Belarus

    The blank outline map above represents the landlocked country of Belarus in Eastern Europe. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for educational purpose like map-pointing activities or coloring. 

    Outline Map of Belarus

    The above outline map represents Belarus, a landlocked country located in Eastern Europe.

    Key Facts

    Legal Name Republic of Belarus
    Capital City Minsk
    53 54 N, 27 34 E
    Independence 25 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

    Geography

    Total Area 207,600.00 km2
    Land Area 202,900.00 km2
    Water Area 4,700.00 km2
    Total Border 3,642.0 km
    Coastline 0.0 km
    Bordering Countries Latvia 161 km, Lithuania 640 km, Poland 418 km, Russia 1312 km, Ukraine 1111 km
    Climate Cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime
    Coordinates 53 00 N, 28 00 E
    Mean Elevation 160 m
    Lowest Elevation 90 m
    Nyoman River
    Highest Elevation 346 m
    Dzyarzhynskaya Hara

    Demographics

    Population 9,466,856
    Major Cities
    1. Minsk (2,028,104)
    2. Gomel (557,589)
    3. Mogilev (388,465)
    4. Grodno (386,787)
    5. Vitebsk (377,966)
    6. Brest (358,587)
    Ethnic Groups Belarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.9% (2009 est.)
    Languages Russian (official) 70.2%, Belarusian (official) 23.4%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 est.)
    Religions Orthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1% (2011 est.)

    Economy

    Currency Belarusian rubles (BYB/BYR)
    GDP $63.08 Billion
    GDP Per Capita $6,663.30
    Exports Machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs

    This page was last updated on October 27, 2020

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