About Belarus

Key facts:

Official name: the Republic of Belarus

Total area: 207,600 km²

Total population: 9.504,7 million people

Currency: the Belarusian ruble (BYN)

 

 

 

Location:

The Republic of Belarus is a country located in the centre of Europe. It borders with 5 countries:

  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Russia

 

Capital city:

The capital of the Republic is Minsk. It is the largest city and the largest economic, political, scientific centre of the country with a population of about 1.9 million people.

The first mentioning of the city dates back to 1067. However, due to numerous war events on the territory of Belarus, it was destroyed and rebuilt all over again many times.

 

 

Regions:

  • Brest (1.4 million inhabitants)
  • Vitebsk (1.2 million inhabitants)
  • Grodno (1. 1 million inhabitants)
  • Gomel (1.4 million inhabitants)
  • Minsk (1. 5 million inhabitants)
  • Mogilev (1. 1 million inhabitants)

 

 

 

Main Business Partners of Belarus

•    Russia

•       Netherlands

•       Germany

•       Ukraine

•       Poland

•       Latvia

•       China

•       The UK

•       Italy

•       India

 

Key industries:

  • engineering, metalworking
  • chemical and petrochemical industry
  • light and food industries
  • forest and wood industries
  • production of construction materials
  • pharmaceutics and microbiology

 

 

Official languages:

Belarus has two official languages: Russian and Belarusian. 

Religion:

The principal religion is Orthodox in Belarus (59.8%). However, there are other religions as:

Roman Catholics (almost 400 churches)

Protestants (over 500 communities)

Jews (more than 40 communities)

Muslims (27 communities and 9 mosques)

 

Climate:

The climate in Belarus is moderately continental. The average temperatures in July vary from +17 C to +18.5 C, January temperatures vary from -8 C to -4.5 C.

Snow is a vital feature in the climate of Belarus. The country enjoys up to 125 days with snow on the ground.

Belarus has an average annual rainfall of 600-700 mm, mainly in the April to October period. 

 

 

 

Contacts

Information-consulting centre of the Centre for International Relations of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, office 9, 12 Korolya Street, Minsk, 220004, Belarus

 Phone:   +375-17- 306-52-59

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                      +375-29-691-38-08

Fax:      +375-17-200-50-19

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