Unitary democratic state with the republican form of government.
Head of state - the President.
Since 1994 the President of the Republic of Belarus is Alexander Lukashenko.
The President possesses high powers.
The country government bears responsibility before the President.
He is a Supreme Commander in chief of Armed forces.
He also advances strategy of development of the country, its main routes of internal and foreign policy.
Legislature supreme body – the National Assembly consisting of the House of Representatives (110 members) and the Council of the Republic (64 members).
Executive authority – the Council of Ministers of Republic of Belarus headed by the Prime Minister.
Belarusian language and Russian language
Belarusian Rouble (BYR, code 974)
Belarus is Eastern-European Country.
Geographic Coordinates – between 23° and 33° Eastern longitude and between 51° and 56° northern latitude.
Extent of territory from the North to the South – 560 km (348 miles), from the East to the West – 650 km (404 miles)
Total extent of border – more than 3500 km.
207,600 square km.
Belarus takes the 13th place among European countries.
Belarus is bigger than Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and some other European states.
Belarus is in the Central European time zone: UTC+3 hour.
Belarus 12:00 = Moscow 13:00 = London 10:00 = Paris 11:00 = New York 05:00 = Los Angeles 02:00
9,466 Mln inhabitants (01.12.2011)
Urban population share is 75,8 %
Belarus divides into 6 oblasts (semanticequivalent of "Oblast" is "Province") called by central cities’ names:
Each oblast divides into regions (totally 118).
In Belarus there are more than 100 cities, incl. 12 with population more than 100,000. The capital of the Republic of Belarus is the city of Minsk located in the centre of the country, on interception of transport mains.
There are 125 nationalities in Belarus.
Main ethnic groups are:
Except of Belarusian and Russian languages – also Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Latvian languages (preferentially in frontier regions).
For a long time all world religions co-exist in Belarus. Nowadays biggest religion:
Belarus is poor with natural resources: peat deposits, oil (in small quantities), natural gas (too little), granite, dolomite (limestone), marl, chalk, sand, gravel, and clay.
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