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Belarus's Information

Flag of Belarus
Land Area 202,900 km2
Water Area 4,700 km2
Total Area 207,600km2 (#84)
Population 9,570,376 (#92)
Population Density 47.17/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic In Name, Although In Fact A Dictatorship
GDP (PPP) $166.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $17,500
Currency Ruble (BYR)
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  • Name: Belarus
    (long form) Republic of Belarus
  • Capital City: Minsk (1,836,808 pop.)
    (2,101,018 metro)
  • Belarus Population: 9,625,888 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Belarusian ruble
    (conversion rates)

    Belarusian ruble
    500 Belarusian rubles
  • Ethnicity: Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish 3.9%, Ukrainian 2.4%, other 1.1%
  • GDP total: $150.3 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $16,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Belarusian (official) 36.7%, Russian (official) 62.8%, other 0.5% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Hrodno, Brest, Babruysk, Baranovici, Borisov, Pinsk, Orsa, Mozir, Solegorsk
  • Name: From Belarusian, meaning "White Rus." It is believed that the prefix Bela- originated from Sanskrit "Bala" (morning/white) and that early cultures held to the notion that the color represented freedom, purity and nobility
  • National Day: July 3
  • Religion: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (which includes Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Belarus Trivia

What is the biggest city in Belarus?

Minsk is Belarus’ capital and largest city with 1.97 million people.

The Biggest Cities In Belarus

What Kind of Government Does Belarus Have?

The government of Belarus is divided into 3 branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.

What Type Of Government Does Belarus Have?

What are the major rivers of Belarus?

Major rivers of Belarus include Dnieper River, Daugava River, Neman River, and Bug River.

Major Rivers Of Belarus

What is the highest mountain in Belarus?

Dzyarzhynskaya Hara is the highest point in Belarus at an elevation of 1,132 feet above sea level.

The Highest Mountains In Belarus

What Languages Are Spoken In Belarus?

Belarusian and Russian are the two most spoken languages in Belarus. Several other minority languages are spoken throughout the country. Some of the most common of these languages include Polish, Eastern Yiddish, and Ukrainian.

Languages Spoken In Belarus

What Is The Population Of Belarus?

As of 2018, Belarus had an estimated population of around 9.5 million individuals.

Demographics Of Belarus

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