Belarus

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General information

 

The Republic of Belarus  

Location

Eastern Europe

Border countries

Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

Area

207,595 km2

Population

9,5 millions

Capital

Minsk

Official language

Belarusian, Russian

Administrative division

Belarus is divided into six regions. Regions are further subdivided into raions, commonly translated as districts or regions.

Political system

Presidential republic

President

Alexander Lukashenko

Prime minister

Mikhail Myasnikovich

Parliament

The National Assembly is a bicameral parliament comprising the 110-member House of Representatives (the lower house) and the 64-member Council of the Republic (the upper house).

Currency

Belarusian ruble (BYR)

Time

FET (UTC+3)

Calling code

375

Internet TLD

.by

Electricity

230 V

Religion

Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%

Ethnic groups

83.7% Belarusians, 8.3% Russians, 3.1% Poles, 1.7% Ukrainians, 4.2% others and unspecified

International organisations

The Republic of Belarus is a member of:

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);]
  • United Nations (UN) and many others.

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