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General Facts

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

Coastline: None

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.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Minsk (1,877,604)

2. Barysaw (148,360)

3. Salihorsk (103,950)

4. Maladzyechna (94,912)

5. Zhodzina (63,139)

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