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About Belarus in detail
Where is Belarus?
Belarus, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 53 54 N 27 34 E otherwise in Europe, in Eastern Europe, east of Poland.
What is the capital of Belarus?
The capital city of Belarus is: Minsk.
What is the time in Minsk?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Minsk is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Belarus?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Belarus is: .by
What is the size of Belarus?
The territory of Belarus is total: 207,600 sq km; land: 202,900 sq km, water: 4,700 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Belarus is slightly less than twice the size of Kentucky; slightly smaller than Kansas.
If we would like to walk around and discover Belarus, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 3,642 km.
What is the water coverage of Belarus?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Belarus is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Belarus?
The climate of Belarus is cold winters, cool and moist summers: transitional between continental and maritime.
Geographical data of Belarus
The elevation of Belarus; mean elevation: 160 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Nyoman River 90 m, highest point: Dzyarzhynskaya Hara 346 m.
The typical geographical details of Belarus include generally flat with much marshland.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Belarus is landlocked country; glacial scouring accounts for the flatness of Belarusian terrain and for its 11,000 lakes.
Resources and land use of Belarus
The country’s main mined products are timber, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 43.7%; arable land 27.2%; permanent crops 0.6%; permanent pasture 15.9%; forest: 42.7%; other: 13.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Belarus
The number of inhabitants of Belarus is 9,570,376 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger and denser populations.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 76.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Belarus is concentrated in MINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Belarus
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Belarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.9% (2009 estimate).
Spoken languages in Belarus
The spoken languages in Belarus are the following: Russian (official language) 70.2%, Belarusian (official language) 23.4%, other 3.1% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities), unspecified 3.3% (2009 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Belarus?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Orthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Belarus
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.65% (male 770,014 / female 727,338) 15-24 years: 10.68% (male 525,704 / female 496,414) 25-54 years: 45.04% (male 2,118,447 / female 2,191,694) 55-64 years: 13.95% (male 589,288 / female 745,815) 65 years and over: 14.69% (male 448,135 / female 957,527) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Belarus is -0.21% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Belarus the birth rate is 10.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 13.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Belarus the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Belarus, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Belarus are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Belarus
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; As part of the former Soviet Union, Belarus had a relatively well-developed, though aging industrial base; it retained this industrial base - which is now outdated, energy inefficient, and dependent on subsidized Russian energy and preferential access toEconomic output, which had declined for several years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, revived in the mid-2000s due to the boom in oil prices. Belarus has only small reserves of crude oil, though it imports most of its crude oil and natural gasLittle new foreign investment has occurred in recent years. In 2011, a financial crisis began, triggered by government directed salary hikes unsupported by commensurate productivity increases. The crisis was compounded by an increased cost in Russian ener.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Belarus is $48.13 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Belarus is -3% (2016 estimate) -3.9% (2015 estimate) 1.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Belarus this is $17,500 (2016 estimate) $17,900 (2015 estimate) $18,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Belarus produces?
The main agricultural products of Belarus are grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators.
Drinking water source in Belarus
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.9% of population, rural: 99.1% of population, total: 99.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.1% of population, rural: 0.9% of population, total: 0.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Belarus
In Belarus the average number of childbirth is 1.48 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Belarus
The average age of the population is total: 39.8 years; male: 36.8 years, female: 42.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Belarus it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Belarus is 0.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Belarus. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Belarus a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Belarus
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Belarus density of the hospital beds is 11.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Belarus the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Belarus the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Belarus is 25.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Belarus? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Belarus are N/A.
More interesting facts about Belarus
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first and only directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on political and civil freedoms, freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion have remained in place. The situation was somewhat aggravated after security services cracked down on mass protests challenging election results in the capital, Minsk, following the 2010 presidential election, but little protest occurred after the 2015 election..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Belarus: 25 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union).
The flag and other symbols of Belarus
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, red horizontal band (top) and green horizontal band one-half the width of the red band; a white vertical stripe on the hoist side bears Belarusian national ornamentation in red; the red band color recalls past struggles from oppression, the green band represents hope and the many forests of the country.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Belarus: no clearly defined current national symbol, the mounted knight known as Pahonia (the Chaser) is the traditional Belarusian symbol; national colors: green, red, white.
Constitution of Belarus
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Belarus?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Belarus is civil law system; note - nearly all major codes (civil, civil procedure, criminal, criminal procedure, family, and labor) have been revised and came into force in 1999 or 2000.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Belarus, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Assembly or Natsionalnoye Sobraniye consists of the Council of the Republic or Sovet Respubliki (64 seats; 56 members indirectly elected by regional and Minsk city councils and 8 members appointed by the president; members serve 4-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Palata Predstaviteley (110 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote with a second round if needed; members serve 4-year terms); note - the US does not recognize the legitimacy of the National Assemblyelections: House of Representatives - last held on 11 September 2016 (next to be held in 2020); OSCE observers determined that the election was neither free nor impartial and that vote counting was problematic in a number of polling stations; pro-LUKASHENKO candidates won virtually every seat with only the UCP member and one independent forming opposition representation in the House; international observers determined that the previous elections, on 28 September 2008 and 23 September 2012, also fell short of democratic standards, with pro-LUKASHENKO candidates winning every seatelection results: Council of the Republic - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - KPB 8, Belarusian Patriotic Party 3, Republican Party of Labor and Justice 3, LDP 1, UCP 1, independents 104.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Belarus
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Belarus the labor force is 4.546 million (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Belarus is total: 3.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Belarus is 0.7% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Belarus, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.8% highhest 10%: 21.9% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Belarus the GINI index is .26,5 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Belarus the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.8% highhest 10%: 21.9% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Belarus
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Belarus is; revenues: $21.21 billion, expenditures: $20.92 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 44.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Belarus is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Belarus
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 14% (2016 estimate), 13.6% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 18% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Belarus
Belarus, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Belarus is: $22.65 billion (2016 estimate), $26.19 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs.
The most important imported products are: mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, metals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Russia 56.6%, China 7.9%, Germany 4.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Belarus
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Belarus, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0.2% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Belarus, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Belarus; Belarus lags behind its neighbors in upgrading telecommunications infrastructure; modernization of the network progressing with roughly two-thirds of switching equipment now digitaldomestic: state-owned Beltelcom is the sole provider of fixed-line local and long distance service; fixed-line teledensity is improving although rural areas continue to be underserved; multiple GSM mobile-cellular networks are experiencing rapid growth; mobile-cellinternational: country code - 375; Belarus is a member of the Trans-European Line (TEL), Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line, and has access to the Trans-Siberia Line (TSL); 3 fiber-optic segments provide connectivity to Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine; worldwi (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Belarus
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Belarus: 65 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Belarus: total: 86,392 km, paved: 74,651 km, unpaved: 11,741 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Belarus: 2,500 km (major rivers are the west-flowing Western Dvina and Neman rivers and the south-flowing Dnepr River and its tributaries, the Berezina, Sozh, and Pripyat rivers) (2011).
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Facts about Belarus
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Belarus, conventional short form: Belarus, local long form: Respublika Byelarus'/Respublika Belarus', local short form: Byelarus'/Belarus', former: Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic, etymology: the name is a compound of the Belarusian words "bel" (white) and "Rus" (the Old East Slavic ethnic designation) to form the meaning White Rusian or White Ruthenian.
|Abbrevation: Belarus||Geographic coordinates:
53 00 N, 28 00 E
|Capital of Belarus: Minsk||GPS of the Capital:
53 54 N 27 34 E
|Position: Eastern Europe, east of Poland|
|Land area: total: 207,600 sq km; land: 202,900 sq km, water: 4,700 sq km||Terrain: generally flat with much marshland
||Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Kentucky; slightly smaller than Kansas|
|Population: 9,570,376 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.21% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.79 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.46 male(s) / female, total population: 0.87 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $22.65 billion (2016 estimate), $26.19 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $25.44 billion (2016 estimate), $28.33 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Russia 56.6%, China 7.9%, Germany 4.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 76.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015)||Median age: total: 39.8 years; male: 36.8 years, female: 42.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 5.968 million. Percent of population: 62.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 4,540,678. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 47 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 11.448 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 0.7% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Belarusian(s) adjective: Belarusian||National holidays: Independence Day, 3 July (1944)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.7 years. Male: 67.2 years, female: 78.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.48 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.7%; male: 99.8%, female: 99.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; note - nearly all major codes (civil, civil procedure, criminal, criminal procedure, family, and labor) have been revised and came into force in 1999 or 2000||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators||Industrial production growth rate: -3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -3% (2016 estimate) -3.9% (2015 estimate) 1.7% (2014 estimate)|
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