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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)
More Information Belarus
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Belarus has a rich cultural heritage, with art galleries, theaters and museums, including the home of Marc Chagall. Historical sites include many memorials, castles and fortresses.

The Belarusians love the outdoors and the cities offer plenty of parks and open spaces. There are five renowned national parks in the country, and one of them, the Belovezhskaya Puschka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Although the Chernobyl disaster in neighboring Ukraine impacted the Gomel region of Belarus, is is scientifically accepted that any danger to health for visitors to Belarus is minimal. There are very strict controls over the contaminated areas and they cannot be visited without official approval.

  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Times to Travel: Belarus has clean modern airports and excellent international rail links. Driving is possible, with the requirement that the driver have an international license. Auto insurance can be purchased at the border

    May to September is considered to be the best time to travel to Belarus. The daytime temperatures are in the high 70's° to low 90's° F (23° - 35° C). If you don't mind the cold weather, winter is beautiful.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Belarus Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Belarus Trivia

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 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 Natural Resources Of Belarus?

Belarus has a wealth of natural resources including peat deposits, forests, oil, natural gas, brown coal, fertile land, limestone, iron, clay, chalk, and sand.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Belarus?

Are There Any UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus?

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus include Mir Castle, Struve Geodetic Arc, and the Bialowieza Forest.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Belarus

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