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Belarus

Belarus
  • Capital

    Capital

    Minsk

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:32

  • Population

    Population

    9.48 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +375

  • Currency

    Currency

    Br BYN (ruble)

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Belarus

Belarus
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Minsk

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:32

  • Population

    Population

    9.48 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +375

  • Currency

    Currency

    Br BYN (ruble)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 502

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.06 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    618mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    207 600 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    9%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    43%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    42%

  • Railways

    Railways

    5470km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    2.06 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Belorussian - 81 %
    Russian - 11 %
    Polish - 3 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Eastern Orthodox - 80 %
    other - 20 %
    other - 20 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Belarusian
    Russian
    other

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    158 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    17.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    46.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.3%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    55 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax, beef, milk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, peat deposits, oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    86%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, peat deposits, oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    6%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    63 498kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    38 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    55

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What not to do when visiting Belarus

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised when people talk more directly when asking for something - it's quite common, e.g. at the dinner table, it's usually done with command rather than a question.

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2/10
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Street & Behavioral

Don't expect all tourist agencies to speak English.

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3/10
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Business & Communication

Don't break the eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Belarus is the only country in the world with prehistoric floodplain oak trees and forests.

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Business & Communication

Don't be a victim of cybercrime and pay extra attention when doing any online business - cybercrime is increasing.

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5/10
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Business & Communication

Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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9/10
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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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