Europe

Belarus profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
Ice fishing is a popular activity in Belarus
  • Population: 9.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Minsk
  • Area: 207,595 sq km (80,153 sq miles)
  • Major language: Russian, Belarussian (both official)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN, 2010)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Belarussian rouble
  • Main exports: Machinery, chemical and petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $5,830 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .by
  • International dialling code: +375