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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.

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Capital

Minsk.

Reason for naming the country 

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

There is a theory that 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.

Flag

The first use of the current flag design was in 1951

The Flag of Belarus was adopted on June 7,  1995, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The flag of the Republic of Belarus consists of two horizontal stripes of Red and

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

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.

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Languages

Belarus's two official languages are Russian and Belarusian.

Russian is the most common language used at home, used by 70% of the population, while Belarusian, the official first language, is spoken at home by 23%.

Minorities also speak PolishUkrainian and Eastern Yiddish. Belarusian, although not as widely used as Russian, is the mother tongue of 53.2% of the population, whereas Russian is the mother tongue of only 41.5%.

Religion

Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the most common religion in Belarus, Orthodox religion is not the only religion in Belarus. Other religions practiced in the country include Roman Catholicism, various Protestant denominations, Neopaganism, Judaism, and Islam.

Currency

Belarusian ruble.

Belarusian Ruble

Time Zone

+03:00 GMT.

Government Regime

A semi-presidential republic.

Climate

In Belarus, the climate is continental, with cold winters and relatively warm summers, and two short intermediate seasons. The degree of continentality increases from northwest to southeast, that is, as you move away from the sea and enter the great plains of Eastern Europe.
Summer temperatures usually reach about 23 ° C, which rises in many cases to change the thermometers above 30 ° C.

While in winter ​there is coldest days that the temperature can drop to -30 °C (-22 °F), but in the worst winters of the past century (when the average temperatures were a few degrees lower than today, especially in winter), they could drop to as low as -40 °C (-40 °F).

The best time to visit Belarus is summer, from June to August. The days are very long, the temperatures are mild, and at times, even hot during the day, while nights remain cool. During hot and muggy days, some thunderstorms can develop, especially in the afternoon or in the evening.
The month of February will be preferable to visit the country in its winter appearance because it has longer days than December, even though it's still cold and snowy.

 

 International Phone code

+375

 

Internet Code

.by

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