Official English Name: Republic of Belarus
Official Local Name(s): Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian)
Республика Беларусь
Common English Name: Belarus
Capital: Minsk

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Official Language(s)

Belarusian, Russian
Secondary Languages: Polish, Ukrainian

Resources

Timber, Peat, Granite, Dolomitic limestone, Marl, Chalk, Sand, Gravel, Clay, Oil, Natural Gas

Neighbors

Poland (West), Ukraine (South), Russia (East), Latvia (North), Lithuania (Northwest),

Ethnic groups

Belarusian (83.7%), Russian (8.3%), Polish (3.1%), Ukrainian (1.7%)

People

Est. Population:

9,570,376

Demonym:

Belarusian

Religions:

Eastern Orthodox (48.3%)
Non-believers (41.1%)
Catholic (7.1%)

Largest City:

Minsk (1,834,200)

Other Cities:

Homjel (484,300)
Mahiljow (354,000)
Vitebsk (348,800)
Hrodna (328,200)
Brest (310,800)

Geography

Region:

Eastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

207,600 km2
(97.7% land, 2.3% water)

Total Land:

3,599 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Cold winters
Cool and moist summers

Terrain:

Generally flat
Marshland

Highest Point

Dzyarzhynskaya Hara (1,230 m)

Lowest Point

Nyoman River (90 m)

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakov

Admin. Divisions

6 Provinces

Independence:

25 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Pahonia

Nat'l Anthem:

My, Bielarusy

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$17,700 (USD)

Currency

p. (Belarusian Ruble)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = p. (Belarusian Ruble)19,600.00

Communication

Internet Code

.by

Telephone Code

+375

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Cultural Notes

Although by name Belarus is a republic, it is more of a dictatorship.
Do not be offended if somebody from Belarus points their finger, this is their way of demonstrating something and this is not taboo.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bo.html (Majority of information)
http://www.belstat.gov.by/bitrix/urlrewrite.php (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 October 2016