Area: 207,595 km2 (80,153 sq miles)
Capital City: Minsk
Population: 9,498,700 (2016 estimate)
Official Languages: Belarusian, Russian
Boarding Countries: Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine
Currency: Belarusian Ruble (BYN)
Government: Presidential Republic
The country's climate is transitional between continental and maritime. July's mean temperature is 19°c (67°f). January's mean temperature is -5°c (23°f). Rainfall averages between 57 cm (22.5 in) and 61 cm (26.5 in) annually.