Population of main cities including suburbs:
Minsk (1,831,000); Gomel (481,000); Maguilev (370,000); Vitebsk (340,000); Grodna (320,000).
Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish 3.9%, Ukrainian 2.4%, other 1.1% (1999 census)
Russian and Belarusian which are spoken by 80% of the population.
Other Languages Spoken:
It is important to note that other languages are also used in this country such as Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Yiddish.
Russian, fluently spoken, and English, well spoken within companies having an international activity.
Orthodox 86%, Catholics 5%, Jews 5%, Others 4%.
It is %T:%M %A In Minsk
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National Currency: Belarussian Rubble (BYR)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy but actually it is dictatorship where President enjoys immense powers.
Type of Economy:
Lower-middle-income economy, Transition country.
Entirely dependent on its trade with Russia. Important transit route for Russian gas supplies to parts of Europe.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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46.3 per 100 Inhabitants
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