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Republic of Belarus

  • Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian)
  • Республика Беларусь (Russian)
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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
Recognized minority language
Ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Belarusian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
Disputed between Alexander Lukashenko and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
(since 9 August 2020)
[2][3][4][5]
Roman Golovchenko[6]
LegislatureNational Assembly
Council of the Republic
House of Representatives
Independence 
from Russia
25 March 1918
• From the USSR
10 December 1991
• Recognized
26 December 1991
15 March 1994
17 October 2004
Area
• Total
207,595 km2 (80,153 sq mi) (84th)
• Water (%)
1.4% (2.830 km2 or 1.093 sq mi)b
Population
• 2020 estimate
Decrease 9,408,400[7] (93rd)
• 2019 census
Decrease 9,413,446
• Density
45.8/km2 (118.6/sq mi) (142nd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $200.089 billion[8] (69th)
• Per capita
Increase $21,223[8] (66th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $63.582 billion[8] (75th)
• Per capita
Increase $6,744[8] (84th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 25.2[9]
low
HDI (2018)Increase 0.817[10]
very high · 50th
CurrencyBelarusian ruble (BYN)
Time zoneUTC+3 (FET)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+375
ISO 3166 codeBY
Internet TLD
Website
belarus.by
  1. ^Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994 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
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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