The Republic of Belarus is a unitary democratic social state with the rule of law.
6 regions, 117 districts.
|Geographical location: |
Belarus is situated in the centre of Europe; it borders on Russia in the east, Ukraine in the south, Poland in the west, Lithuania and Latvia in the north. The main transit highways from the west to the east of Europe cross Belarus. The highest point of the country is the mountain Dzerzhinskaya, with an elevation of 345 meters. The geographical center of Europe is situated in Belarus, at a distance of 50 kilometers from the town Polotsk.
207.6 thousand square kilometers.
moderate continental with cold winters and warm summers.
|Local time: ||GMT+2 hours|
about 10 million people: Belarusians – 81.2%, Russians – 11.4%, Poles – 3.9%, Ukrainians – 2.4%, Tatars, Lithuanians and representatives of other nationalities. Christianity (Orthodoxy and Catholicism) is the dominant religion.
|Official languages: ||Belarusian, Russian.|
|Capital: ||Minsk, about 2 million citizens|
|Large cities: ||Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Mogilev|
|Currency:||Belarusian Rouble (BYR)|
Distances (along motorways) from Minsk to some of European capitals, km:
Phone numbers of rescue services:
101 – rescue service and fire brigade,
102 – police,
103 – ambulance,
104 – gas service.
Useful phone numbers: 185 – 24-hour information line.
Any of the above mentioned services can be called from any telephone for free.
Addresses of the diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Belarus:
Detailed information about Belarus and available tours can be obtained at the web-site:
or at the Tourist Information Center of the National Tourism Agency.
THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER OF THE NATIONAL TOURISM AGENCY
Address: 19 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk, 220004, Republic of Belarus
THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER IN GOMEL
Address: 61 Sovetskaya St., Gomel, 246003, Belarus
Phone: (0232) 77-40-50
Fax: (0232) 56-80-17