About Belarus

Official Name

Republic of Belarus

The capital

Minsk – 1.982,4 million inhabitants

The State Emblem and the State Flag of the Republic of Belarus

The State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus The State Flag of the Republic of Belarus

Languages spoken in Belarus

Belarusian and Russian

Total land area of Belarus

207,600 km²

Population

9.491,8 million (on 1 January 2018)

Currency of Belarus

Belarusian rouble (Br)

Source: www.exchange-rates.org

Climate

Belarus has a warm summer, mild winter with frequent thawing periods, and unstable weather in autumn and spring.

Average temperature varies from region to region. In July, temperatures average from +17°C in the north to +18.5°C in the south. In January, average temperatures are from -5°C in the south-west to -8°C in north-east.

Annual precipitation is 600 to 700 mm. 70% of precipitation falls from April to October as rain.

It typically snows in the south-west of Belarus for 75 days per year and for 125 days per year in the north east of the country. Maximum height of the snow cap is 15 to 30 cm respectively.

Emergency telephone numbers

These are the toll free numbers you need to call in case of emergency in Belarus:

  • Fire department 101
  • Militsia (Police) 102
  • Ambulance 103