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Republic of Belarus
Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian)
Республика Беларусь (Russian)
Anthem: 
Location of  Belarus  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Belarus  (green)

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Minsk
53°55′N27°33′E / 53.917°N 27.550°E / 53.917; 27.550
Official languages
Ethnic groups
DemonymBelarusian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
Alexander Lukashenko
Andrei Kobyakov
LegislatureNational Assembly
Council of the Republic
House of Representatives
Formation
987
c. 1236
1 July 1569
1795
• Independence from the Russian SFSR; Belarusian People's Republic
25 March 1918
17 February 1919
31 July 1920
15 November 1939
27 July 1990
• Independence from the USSR
25 August 1991
• Independence recognized
26 December 1991
15 March 1994
Area
• Total
207,595 km2 (80,153 sq mi) (85th)
• Water (%)
1.4% (2.830 km2 or 1.093 sq mi)b
Population
• 2016 estimate
9,498,700 Increase[2]
• Density
45.8/km2 (118.6/sq mi) (142nd)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$165.363 billion[3]
• Per capita
$17,500[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$45.126 billion[3]
• Per capita
$5,100[3]
Gini (2011) 26.5[4]
low · 11th
HDI (2015)Decrease 0.796[5]
high · 50th
CurrencyBelarusian ruble (BYN)
Time zoneMSK[6](UTC+3)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+375
ISO 3166 codeBY
Internet TLD
Website
belarus.by
  1. ^Constitution of the Republic of Belarus Section 1, Article 17
  2. ^"FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture". FAO. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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