flag Belarus Belarus: Statistical Overview

Capital: Minsk


Total Population: 9,208,701
Natural Increase: -1.0%
Density: 46 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 80.3%
Population of main cities: Minsk (2,009,800); Gomel (507,800); Vitebsk (363,000); Grodno (357,500); Mogilev (357,400); Brest (340,300); Babruysk (211,400); Baranavichy (174,200); Barysaw (139,500); Pinsk (125,900)
Ethnic Origins: Belarusians around 85%, Russians about 7%, Poles 3%, Ukrainians 2% and other origins approximately 3%. (National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus)
Official Language: Russian and Belarusian which are spoken by 80% of the population.
Other Languages Spoken: It is important to note that other languages are also used in this country such as Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Yiddish.
Business Language(s): Russian, fluently spoken, and English, well spoken within companies having an international activity.
Religion: Orthodox 86%, Catholics 5%, Jews 5%, Others 4%.

Local Time:

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National Currency: Belarussian Rubble (BYR)

Country Overview

Area: 207,630 km²
Type of State: Officially a Republic based on parliamentary democracy; although it is considered an authoritarian or dictatorship regime by most Western states.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Transition country.
Entirely dependent on its trade with Russia. Important transit route for Russian gas supplies to parts of Europe.
HDI*: 0.798/1
HDI (World Rank): 50/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Belarus, dial 810
To call Belarus, dial +375
Internet Suffix: .by
Telephone Lines: 46.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 46.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 39,47732,76741,38738,31143,256
Exports of Goods (million USD) 32,95529,17939,76238,22040,168
Imports of Services (million USD) 5,8524,8475,6765,0215,916
Exports of Services (million USD) 9,6428,78810,3139,2018,597

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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