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Facts about Belarus

Administrative divisions: 6 provinces (voblastsi , singular - voblasts') and 1 municipality* (horad); Brest , Homyel' , Horad Minsk* , Hrodna , Mahilyow , Minsk , Vitsyebsk note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers
Area: total: 207 ,600 sq km land: 207 ,600 sq km water: 0 sq km
Background: After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR , Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord , serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first president , Alexandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press , peaceful assembly , and religion continue.
Flag description: red horizontal band (top) and green horizontal band one-half the width of the red band; a white vertical stripe on the hoist side bears Belarusian national ornamentation in red
Capital: name: Minsk geographic coordinates: 53 54 N , 27 34 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Climate: cold winters , cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime
Currency code: Belarusian ruble (BYB/BYR)
Ethnic groups: Belarusian 81.2% , Russian 11.4% , Polish 3.9% , Ukrainian 2.4% , other 1.1% (1999 census)
Geographic coordinates: 53 00 N , 28 00 E
Geography note: landlocked; glacial scouring accounts for the flatness of Belarusian terrain and for its 11 ,000 lakes
Government type: republic in name , although in fact a dictatorship
Imports partners: Russia 59.9% , Germany 7.6% , Ukraine 5.4% (2007)
Internet country code: .by
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 3 ,306 km border countries: Latvia 171 km , Lithuania 680 km , Poland 605 km , Russia 959 km , Ukraine 891 km
Languages: Belarusian , Russian , other
Location: Eastern Europe , east of Poland
Map references: Europe
National holiday: Independence Day , 3 July (1944); note - 3 July 1944 was the date Minsk was liberated from German troops , 25 August 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
Nationality: noun: Belarusian(s) adjective: Belarusian
Natural hazards: NA
Population: 9 ,685 ,768 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80% , other (including Roman Catholic , Protestant , Jewish , and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)
Terrain: generally flat and contains much marshland
Unemployment rate: 1.6% officially registered unemployed; large number of underemployed workers (2005)

Capital of Republic of Belarus

Minsk (click to view Minsk map)

Places in Belarus

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Belarus. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Brest Province (1067 google map locations)
City of Minsk (30 google map locations)
Homel Province (1547 google map locations)
Hrodna Province (1371 google map locations)
Mahilyow Province (1551 google map locations)
Minsk Province (1923 google map locations)
Vitsebsk Province (2294 google map locations)

Random cities in Belarus

Minsk, the capital city of Belarus.

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