Belarus

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PROFILE
  • Area: 207,600 sq. km (80,155 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 9,570,376 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: -0.21% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 72.7 years (2016)
  • Languages: Russian (official) 70.2%, Belarusian (official) 23.4%
  • Religions: Orthodox 48.3%, Catholic 7.1%, other 3.5%, non-believers 41.1%
  • Formal name: Republic of Belarus
  • Alternate names: Belorusskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika, Bielorussia, Byelaruskaya Savyetskaya Satsyyalistychnaya Respublika, Byelorussia, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Byelarus, Respublika Byelarus’, White Russia
  • Government type: presidential republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship
  • Leaders: chief of state: president Aleksandr LUKASHENKO; head of government: prime minister Andrey KOBYAKOV
  • Capital: Minsk
  • Administrative divisions: 6 provinces
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $17,700 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs
  • Imports: mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, metals
  • Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYB/BYR)
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