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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
National languageBelarusian
Ethnic groups
DemonymBelarusian
GovernmentPresidential republic[1][2]
 - 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
 - 2014 estimate9,481,000 Increase[3]
 - Density45.8/km2 (142nd)
120.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$176.921 billion[4]
 - Per capita$18,882[4]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$81.627 billion[4]
 - Per capita$8,711[4]
Gini (2011)positive decrease 26.5[5]
low
HDI (2013)Increase 0.786[6]
high ·53rd
CurrencyBelarusian ruble (BYR)
Time zoneFET[7](UTC+3)
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. 

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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