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Belarus's Quick Facts

Land Area 202,900 km2
Water Area 4,700 km2
Total Area 207,600 km2
Population 9,570,376
Population Density 46.10 / 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)
Largest Cities
  • Minsk (1,742,124)
  • Gomel (480,951)
  • Mahilyow (369,200)
  • Vitebsk (342,700)
  • Hrodna (317,365)
  • Brest (300,715)
  • Babruysk (220,517)
  • Baranovichi (168,772)
  • Pinsk (130,777)
  • Orsha (125,347)
  • 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%
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