Belarus

Belarus is a former Soviet state whose history begins in the 10th century CE. While not on most tourists' radar, Belarus preserves beautiful castles, pristine nature, and Soviet heritage. It maintains close ties and an open border with its neighbor .
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or Minsk Oblast or Minsk Voblasts is one of the regions of Belarus. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus. Photo: Ludvig14, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a region in the north-eastern part of Belarus. Photo: Zedlik, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Grodno Region or or Hrodna Voblasts is one of the regions of Belarus. Photo: AleBurd, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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Gomel Region or or Homyel Voblasts is one of the regions of Belarus. Photo: Avdrobot, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Brest Region or or Brest Voblasts is one of the regions of Belarus. Photo: Lb1969, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Mogilev Region or or Mahilyow Voblasts, is a region of Belarus with its administrative center at . Photo: Andrei Kuzmin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a national park within parts of the and in Belarus adjacent to the border. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Belarus

Latitude of center
53.6° or 53° 36' north
Longitude of center
28° or 28° east
Population
9,490,000
Elevation
144 metres (472 feet)
Capital
Area
207,600 km² (80,155 miles²)
Currency
Belarusian ruble (BYN)
Phone code
375
Internet domain
.by
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399300
Geo­Names ID
630336
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Byilurusya
  • Abkhazian: Белоруссиа
  • Achinese: Bèlarusia
  • Adyghe: Белоруссие
  • Afar: Belorussiya
  • Afrikaans: Wit-Rusland
  • Akan: Belarus
  • Akan: Bɛlarus
  • Albanian: Bjellorusi
  • Albanian: Bjellorusia
  • Amharic: ቤላሩስ
  • Arabic: Belarus
  • Arabic: بيلاروس
  • Arabic: بيلاروسيا
  • Arabic: روسيا البيضاء
  • Aragonese: Belarrusia
  • Armenian: Բելառուս
  • Armenian: Բելոռուս
  • Armenian: Պելառուսիա
  • Arpitan: Bièlorussia
  • Arpitan: Bièlorussie
  • Asturian: Bielorrusia
  • Avaric: Belarusa
  • Avaric: Белорусс
  • Avaric: Белоруссия
  • Aymara: Bilarus
  • Azerbaijani: Belarus
  • Balinese: Belarusia
  • Bambara: Belarusi
  • Banjar: Bilarusia
  • Bashkir: Беларусь
  • Basque: Bielorrusia
  • Bavarian: Weißrussland
  • Belarusian: Respublika Byelarus’
  • Belarusian: Беларуская Рэспубліка
  • Belarusian: Беларусь
  • Belarusian: Рэспу́бліка Белару́сь
  • Belarusian: Рэспубліка Беларусь
  • Bengali: বেলারুশ
  • Bengali: বেলোরুশিয়া
  • Bengali: শ্বেত রাশিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: बेलारूस
  • Bishnupriya: বেলারুস
  • Bislama: Belarus
  • Bosnian: Belorusija
  • Bosnian: Bjelorusija
  • Breton: Belarus
  • Breton: Byelarus
  • Bulgarian: Беларус
  • Bulgarian: Белорусия
  • Bulgarian: Република Беларус
  • Burmese: ဘီလာရုစ်
  • Burmese: ဘီလာရုဇ်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Belarús
  • Catalan: Bielorússia
  • Catalan: República de Belarús
  • Cebuano: Belarus
  • Cebuano: Biyelorusya
  • Central Bikol: Belarus
  • Central Kurdish: بیلاڕووس
  • Chavacano: Bielorusia
  • Chechen: Белорусси
  • Cherokee: ᏇᎳᎷᏍ
  • Chinese: Belarus
  • Chinese: Báiéluósī
  • Chinese: 白俄罗斯
  • Chinese: 白俄羅斯
  • Chinese: 白罗斯/白羅斯
  • Chinese: 白羅斯
  • Church Slavic: Бѣла Роусь
  • Chuvash: Беларуç
  • Cornish: Belarussi
  • Corsican: Bielorussia
  • Crimean Tatar: Belarus
  • Croatian: Bjelorusija
  • Czech: Bělorusko
  • Danish: Belarus
  • Danish: Hviderusland
  • Dhivehi: ބެލަރޫސް
  • Dimli (individual language): Belarus
  • Dinka: Belaruc
  • Dotyali: बेलारुस
  • Dutch: BLR
  • Dutch: BY
  • Dutch: Belarus
  • Dutch: Wit-Rusland
  • Dzongkha: བེ་ལ་རུ་སུ་
  • Dzongkha: བེ་ལ་རུ་སུ།
  • Eastern Mari: Белоруссий
  • Egyptian Arabic: بيلاروسيا
  • English: BLR
  • English: Belorussia
  • English: Bielorussia
  • English: Byeloruss
  • English: Byelorussia
  • English: Republic of Belarus
  • English: White Russia
  • English: White Ruthenia
  • English: by
  • English: 🇧🇾
  • Erzya: Белорузия Республикась
  • Esperanto: Belarusio
  • Esperanto: Belarusujo
  • Esperanto: Belorusio
  • Esperanto: Belorusujo
  • Estonian: Valgevene
  • Ewe: Belarus
  • Ewe: Belarus nutome
  • Extremaduran: Bielorrússia
  • Faroese: Hvítarussland
  • Fiji Hindi: Belarus
  • Finnish: Valko-Venäjä
  • Finnish: Valko-Venäjän tasavalta
  • French: BLR
  • French: BY
  • French: Belarus
  • French: Biélor.
  • French: Biélorussie
  • French: Bélarus
  • French: la République de Biélorussie
  • Friulian: Bielorussie
  • Fulah: Belaruus
  • Fulah: Belaruusiya
  • Gagauz: Biyaz Rusiya
  • Galician: Belarús
  • Galician: Bielorrusia - Беларусь
  • Galician: Bielorrusia
  • Galician: República de Belarús
  • Ganda: Belarus
  • Ganda: Belarusi
  • Georgian: ბელარუსი
  • Georgian: ბელორუსია
  • German: Belarus
  • German: Belorussland
  • German: Belorußland
  • German: Republik Belarus
  • German: Weissrussland
  • German: Weißrussland
  • German: Weißruthenien
  • German: Weißrußland
  • Goan Konkani: Belarus
  • Goan Konkani: बेलारूस
  • Gothic: 𐍈𐌴𐌹𐍄𐌰𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Λευκορωσίας
  • Greek: Λευκορωσία
  • Guarani: Vielorrusia
  • Guarani: Vielorrúsia
  • Guianese Creole French: Byélorisi
  • Gujarati: બેલારુસ
  • Haitian: Byelorisi
  • Hakka Chinese: Belarus
  • Hausa: Belarus
  • Hausa: Belarusa
  • Hausa: Jamhuriyar Belarus
  • Hawaiian: Belarusa
  • Hebrew: בלארוס
  • Hebrew: בלרוס
  • Hindi: बेलारूस
  • Hungarian: Belarusz Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Belorusszia
  • Hungarian: Fehéroroszország
  • Icelandic: Hvíta-Rússland
  • Ido: Bielorusia
  • Igbo: Belarus
  • Iloko: Bielorusia
  • Inari Sami: Vielgis-Ruošâ täsiväldi
  • Inari Sami: Vielgis-Ruoššâ
  • Indonesian: Belarus
  • Indonesian: Belarusia
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Bielorussia
  • Interlingue: Bielorussia
  • Irish: An Bhealarúis
  • Italian: Bielorussia
  • Jamaican Creole English: Belarus
  • Japanese: ベラルーシ
  • Japanese: ベラルーシ共和国
  • Javanese: Bélarus
  • Kabardian: Урысыху
  • Kabiyè: Piyeloorusi
  • Kabyle: Byilurusya
  • Kalaallisut: Hvideruslandi
  • Kalmyk: Цаһанорсин Орн
  • Kannada: ಬೆಲಾರುಸ್
  • Kannada: ಬೊಲಿವಿಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Belorussiya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Белоруссия
  • Kashubian: Biôłorus
  • Kashubian: Biôłorëskô
  • Kazakh: Беларус
  • Kazakh: Беларусь
  • Khmer: បេឡារុស្ស
  • Kikuyu: Belarusi
  • Kinyarwanda: Belarusi
  • Kirghiz: БР
  • Kirghiz: Беларусия
  • Kirghiz: Беларусь
  • Kirghiz: Беларусь Республикасы
  • Komi-Permyak: Беларусь
  • Komi: Беларусь
  • Kongo: Belarusia
  • Korean: 베라루스
  • Korean: 벨라루스
  • Korean: 벨라루스 공화국
  • Korean: 벨로루시
  • Kotava: Belarusa
  • Kurdish: Belarûs
  • Kurdish: بیلاڕووس
  • Ladin: Bielorussia
  • Ladino: Bielorusia
  • Lao: Bielorusia
  • Lao: ປະເທດບີເອໂລລຸດ
  • Lao: ເບນລາຮັສ
  • Latgalian: Boltkrīveja
  • Latin: Ruthenia Alba
  • Latvian: Baltkrievija
  • Lezghian: Беларусия
  • Ligurian: Bieloruscia
  • Limburgan: Wit-Rusland
  • Lingala: Bielorusia
  • Lingala: Byelorisi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Bielarus
  • Literary Chinese: 白俄羅斯
  • Literary Chinese: 白羅斯
  • Lithuanian: Baltarusija
  • Lithuanian: Gudija
  • Liv: Vāldakrīevõmō
  • Livvi: Beloruussii
  • Livvi: Valgo-Ven'a
  • Lojban: belrus
  • Lombard: Bielurüssia
  • Low German: Wit-Ruslaand
  • Low German: Wittrussland
  • Lower Sorbian: Běłoruska
  • Luba-Katanga: Byelorisi
  • Luxembourgish: Wäissrussland
  • Macedo-Romanian: Arusia albã
  • Macedonian: Белорусија
  • Madurese: Belarus
  • Malagasy: Belarosia
  • Malagasy: Belarosy
  • Malay: Belarus
  • Malayalam: ബെലറൂസ്
  • Malayalam: ബെലാറുസ്
  • Maltese: Belarus
  • Maltese: Belarussja
  • Maltese: Bjelorussja
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Belarussja
  • Manx: Yn Velaroosh
  • Maori: Pērara
  • Marathi: बेलारूस
  • Mazanderani: بلاروس
  • Min Dong Chinese: Belarus
  • Min Nan Chinese: Belarus
  • Mingrelian: ბელარუსი
  • Moksha: Беларузмастор
  • Mongolian: Беларусь
  • Moroccan Arabic: بيلاروس
  • Moroccan Arabic: بيلاروسيا
  • Nauru: Berarut
  • Neapolitan: Bielorussia
  • Nepali: बेलारुस
  • Nepali: बेलारूस
  • Newari: बेलारुस
  • North Ndebele: Bhelarusi
  • Northern Frisian: Witjruslun
  • Northern Luri: روٙسیە ئسبی
  • Northern Sami: Vilges-Ruošša
  • Northern Sami: Vilges-Ruošša dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Hviterussland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Belarus
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Hviterussland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Hviterussland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Hviterussland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kviterussland
  • Novial: Belarus
  • Occitan (post 1500): Bielorussia
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܒܠܐܪܘܣ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܒܠܪܘܣ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Hwitrussland
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Hwītrussland
  • Oriya: ବେଲାଋଷ
  • Oriya: ବେଲାରୁଷ୍
  • Oromo: Beelaarus
  • Ossetian: Белорусси
  • Pali: बेलारूस
  • Pampanga: Belarus
  • Pampanga: Bielorusya
  • Pangasinan: Belaro
  • Panjabi: ਬੇਲਾਰੂਸ
  • Papiamento: Belarus
  • Pedi: Belarus
  • Persian: (نام دیگر و معروف، ولی نادرست:) روسیه سفید
  • Persian: بلاروس
  • Persian: بیلوروسی
  • Persian: روسیه‌ سفید
  • Picard: Biélorussie
  • Piemontese: Bielorussia
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Belerus
  • Polish: Biała Ruś
  • Polish: Białoruś
  • Polish: Republika Białorusi
  • Pontic: Λευκορουσία
  • Portuguese: Belarus
  • Portuguese: Bielo-Rússia
  • Portuguese: Bielorrússia
  • Portuguese: Republica da Bielorrussia
  • Portuguese: República da Belarus
  • Portuguese: República da Bielorrússia
  • Pushto: بلاروس
  • Pushto: بېلاروس
  • Quechua: Bilarus
  • Romanian: Belarus
  • Romanian: Bielorusia
  • Romanian: Беларус
  • Romansh: Bielorussia
  • Rundi: Belausi
  • Russia Buriat: Беларусь
  • Russia Buriat: Белоросууд
  • Russian: Belarus’
  • Russian: Respublika Belarus’
  • Russian: Беларусь
  • Russian: Белая Русь
  • Russian: Белоруссия
  • Russian: РБ
  • Russian: Республика Беларусь
  • Rusyn: Білорусь
  • Rusyn: Білорусія
  • Sakizaya: Belarus
  • Samoan: Belarus
  • Samogitian: Baltarosėjė
  • Sango: Belarüsi
  • Sanskrit: बेलारूस
  • Sanskrit: शुक्लरास्या
  • Santali: ᱵᱮᱞᱟᱨᱩᱥ
  • Santali: ᱵᱮᱞᱟᱨᱳᱥ
  • Sardinian: Bielorussia
  • Sardinian: Bielorùssia
  • Saterfriesisch: Wietruslound
  • Scots: Belaroushie
  • Scottish Gaelic: A' Bhealaruis
  • Serbian: Belorusija
  • Serbian: Белорусија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Belorusija
  • Shan: မိူင်းပႄႇလႃႇရုတ်ႈ
  • Shona: Belarus
  • Shona: Belarusi
  • Sicilian: Bielurussia
  • Silesian: Bjołoruś
  • Sindhi: بيلاروس
  • Sinhala: බෙලරුස්
  • Sinhala: බෙලාරස්
  • Sinhala: බෙලාරූස්
  • Skolt Sami: Belarus
  • Skolt Sami: Belaruuzz tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Viõʹlǧǧes-Ruõšš
  • Skolt Sami: Viõʹlǧǧes-Ruõšš tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Bielorusko
  • Slovenian: Belorusija
  • Somali: Belarus
  • South Azerbaijani: بلاروس
  • Southern Sotho: Belarus
  • Spanish: Belarus
  • Spanish: Belarús
  • Spanish: Bielorrusia
  • Spanish: Republica de Belarus
  • Spanish: República de Belarús
  • Sranan Tongo: Belarusikondre
  • Sundanese: Bélarus
  • Swahili: Belarus
  • Swahili: Belarusi
  • Swati: IBhelalasi
  • Swedish: Belarus
  • Swedish: Republiken Belarus
  • Swedish: Vitryssland
  • Swiss German: Wiissrussland
  • Tagalog: Belarus
  • Tagalog: Biyelorusya
  • Tahitian: Belarus
  • Tahitian: Pierorūtia
  • Tajik: Беларус
  • Tajik: Белорус
  • Tamil: பெலருஸ்
  • Tamil: பெலாரூஸ்
  • Taroko: Belarus
  • Tatar: Акрусия
  • Tatar: Беларус
  • Tatar: Беларус Республикасы
  • Tatar: Беларусия
  • Tatar: Беларус Җөмһүрияте
  • Telugu: బెలారస్
  • Tetum: Bielorúsia
  • Thai: ประเทศเบลารุส
  • Thai: เบลารุส
  • Tibetan: བེ་ལུ་རུ་སུ།
  • Tibetan: བྷེ་ལ་རསུ།
  • Tigrinya: ቤላሩስ
  • Tok Pisin: Belaras
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Pelelusi
  • Tosk Albanian: Weißrussland
  • Tsonga: Belarus
  • Tumbuka: Belarus
  • Tunisian Arabic: روسيا البيضا
  • Turkish: Belarus
  • Turkish: Beyaz Rusya
  • Turkmen: Belorussiýa
  • Twi: Belarus
  • Udmurt: Белоруссия
  • Uighur: بېلورۇسسىيە
  • Ukrainian: Білорусь
  • Ukrainian: РБ
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Білорусь
  • Upper Sorbian: Belarus
  • Upper Sorbian: Běłoruska
  • Urdu: بیلارس
  • Urdu: بیلاروس
  • Uzbek: Belarus
  • Venetian: Biełorusia
  • Venetian: Biełorùsia
  • Veps: Vaugedvenä
  • Veps: Vaugedvenäma
  • Veps: Vaugedvenäman Tazovaldkund
  • Veps: Vaugedvenän Tazovaldkund
  • Vietnamese: Belarus
  • Vietnamese: Bê-la-rút (Belarus)
  • Vietnamese: Bê-la-rút
  • Vlaams: Wit-Rusland
  • Volapük: Belarusän
  • Võro: Valgõvinne
  • Walloon: Belarus
  • Waray (Philippines): Belarus
  • Waray (Philippines): Bielorrusia
  • Welsh: Belarus
  • Welsh: Belarws
  • Western Armenian: Պելառուսիա
  • Western Balochi: بیلاروسیه
  • Western Frisian: Wyt-Ruslân
  • Western Mari: Белорусси
  • Western Panjabi: بیلارس
  • Wolof: Belaarus
  • Wu Chinese: 白俄羅斯
  • Wu Chinese: 白羅斯
  • Yakut: Беларусь
  • Yiddish: בעלארוס
  • Yoruba: Bẹ̀lárùs
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Bélárúsì
  • Yue Chinese: 白俄羅斯
  • Yue Chinese: 白羅斯
  • Zeeuws: Wit-Rusland
  • Zhuang: Belarus
  • Zulu: IBelarusi
  • Zulu: i-Belarus
  • Belaruś
  • Belorusskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika
  • Bielorùscia
  • Byelaruskaya Savyetskaya Satsyyalistychnaya Respublika
  • Byelarus’
  • Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Republic of Byelarus
  • Russie Vianghe
  • White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 白罗斯

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