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Republic of Belarus
Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian)
Республика Беларусь (Russian)
FlagNational emblem
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
GovernmentUnitarypresidential republic[2][3]
 • PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
 • Prime MinisterAndrei Kobyakov
LegislatureNational Assembly
 • Upper houseCouncil of the Republic
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence from the Soviet Union
 • Declared27 July 1990 
 • Established25 August 1991 
 • Completed25 December 1991 
Area
 • Total207,595 km2 (85th)
80,155 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.4% (2.830 km2 or 1.093 sq mi)b
Population
 • 2016 estimate9,498,700 Increase[4]
 • Density45.8/km2 (142nd)
120.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$164.837 billion[5]
 • Per capita$17,440[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$45.887 billion[5]
 • Per capita$4,855[5]
Gini (2011) 26.5[6]
low ·11th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.798[7]
high ·50th
CurrencyNew Belarusian rubled (BYN)
Time zoneFET[8](UTC+3)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+375
ISO 3166 codeBY
Internet TLD
a.^Constitution of the Republic of Belarus Section 1, Article 17
b.^"FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture". FAO. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
c.^"Belarus". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
d.Replaced the Belarusian ruble (BYR) on July 1st 2016.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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