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Belarus

Country Name

Belarus or  Republic of Belarus.

 

Location

It is a landlocked country located in Eastern Europe bordered by

Russia to the north-east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west,

Lithuania and Latvia to the north-west.

 

Reason for naming the country 

The name Belarus is closely related with the term Belaya Rus "White Rus".

There is a theory suggests that the name used to describe the part of old Ruthenian lands within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that had been populated mostly by early Christianized Slavs, as opposed to Black Ruthenia, which was predominantly inhabited by pagan Balts.

 

Capital

Minsk.

 

Flag

The flag of the Republic of Belarus consists of two colors is a Red 

and Green colors with a white and red ornament pattern placed at the

left.

The old flag used in 1918 consisted of three horizontal strips

(white-red-white) and was similar to Austria flag but unlike white place

red.

The colors of the current flag were adopted on June 7, 1995, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Red color symbolizes the blood of defenders of the land of Belarus in the past.

Green symbolizes the future, hope, spring, land, forests, and fields in the country.

The decoration symbolizes the rich cultural heritage of Belarus and the unity of its people.

 

Language

The official language is Belarusian and Russian. Which belong to Slavic Eastern languages, and thus have a number of similarities with vocal and grammatical with the Russian language, which ranks second in terms of importance and popularity in the country.

 

Religion

Orthodox is the principal religion of Belarus.

Orthodox religion is not the only religion in Belarus. Many other religions are also well represented in the country, including:

  • Roman Catholics (almost 400 churches)

  • Protestants (over 500 communities including Lutherans, Mormons, Baptists, Calvinists)

  • Jews (more than 40 Hebrew communities)

  • Muslims (27 communities and nine mosques)

 

Currency

Belarusian ruble.

 

Time Zone

+03:00 GMT

 

Government Regime

A semi-presidential republic.

 

Climate

Belarus has a mild continental climate with a hot summer and a very cold winter. Summer temperatures usually reach about 23 ° C, which rises in many cases to change the thermometers above 30 ° C.

 

International Phone code

+375

 

Internet Code

.by

 

Some Facts About Belarus

 

Belarus Location
Belarus Flag
Belarusian Ruble
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