Belarus is located in Eastern Europe. In the north and east, it borders Russia, in the south - with Ukraine, with Poland in the west and with Lithuania and Latvia in the north. Thanks to its rich history, original architecture and amazing nature, Belarus attracts travelers at any time of the year.
The official name of the state is the Republic of Belarus.
The distance from Minsk to Warsaw is 500 km, to Moscow - 700 km, to Berlin - 1.060 km, to Vienna - 1.300 km. The territory of the Republic of Belarus occupies 207.6 thousand square meters. Km. The length from north to south is 560 km (350 miles), from east to west - 650 km (460 miles).
Belarus has a temperate climate, mild and humid winters, warm and humid summers. The average temperature in January is -6 ° C, and in July + 18 ° C. During the year 550-700 mm of precipitation falls. Belarus is in the Central European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours.
The population is about 10 million people, 70% of it is concentrated in cities. About one-fifth of the country's population lives in the capital of Belarus – Minsk.
In accordance with the administrative division, the Republic of Belarus has 6 regions with centers in Minsk, Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno and Mogilev. Each region is divided into districts, cities and other territorial and administrative-economic units.
In Belarus there are more than 1000 cities, including 12 cities with a population of more than 100 thousand people. The state languages are Belarusian and Russian.
By nationality the population of Belarus is represented by Belarusians -83.7%, Russians - 8.3%, Poles - 3.1%, Ukrainians - 1.7%, Jews - 0.1%, other nationalities - 3.1%.
The most widespread religion in the country is Christianity. Christians of Belarus profess Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Uniatism and Protestantism. Among other religions, the most common are Judaism and Islam. Orthodox religion is the most common in Belarus (more than 85% of the population). In total, there are 25 religious confessions in Belarus, the total number of religious communities at the beginning of 2015 was more than 3,4 thousand.
Welcome to Belarus!