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Belarus

Official English Name: Republic of Belarus

Official Local Name(s): Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian), Республика Беларусь (Russian)

Common English Name: Belarus

Capital: Minsk

REGION
Eastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Poland (West)
Ukraine (South)
Russia (East)
Latvia (North)
Lithuania (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
207,600 km2 (97.7% land, 2.3% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Peat
Granite
Dolomitic limestone
Marl
Chalk
Sand
Gravel
Clay
Oil
Natural Gas
DEMONYM
Belarusian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Belarusian (83.7%)
Russian (8.3%)
Polish (3.1%)
Ukrainian (1.7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Belarusian
Russian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Polish
Ukrainian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Eastern Orthodox (48.3%)
Non-believers (41.1%)
Catholic (7.1%)
POPULATION
9,570,376
LARGEST CITY
Minsk (1,834,200)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Homjel (484,300)
Mahiljow (354,000)
Vitebsk (348,800)
Hrodna (328,200)
Brest (310,800)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Aleksandr Lukashenko
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakov
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
25 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Pahonia
NATIONAL ANTHEM
My, Bielarusy
GDP PER CAPITA
$17,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
p. (Belarusian Ruble)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = p.20,100
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.by
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+375

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.

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