Belarus

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Belarus on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Eastern Europe, non EU member

Size – 207,600 km²

Geography – Mostly flat with areas of marshland

Language – Belarusian, Russian

Religion – 80% Eastern Orthodox, 20% other

Monetary Unit – Rouble
Natural Resources
– forests, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay

Agriculture – grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk

Industry – metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, chemical fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators

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Neighbouring Countries – Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

Population – 9,608,058 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – -0.4%

Average Life Expectancy – 70

Capital City – Minsk (population 1,921,807)

Highest Mountain – No mountains – highest point Dzyarzhynskaya Hara (346 m)

Longest River – Dnieper (697 km in Belarus)

Climate – Cool, wet summers 14°C to 25°C, cold winters -10°C to 4°C

Yearly Rainfall – 76 cm approx

 

Plant Life – Mushroom, blackberry, raspberry, wild strawberry, herbs, pine, spruce, oak, birch, aspen, alder

Animal Life – deer, wild boar, elk, hare, beaver, wolf, fox, marten, hare, otter, ferret, ermine

Bird Life – 317 species including grebe, pelican, cormorant, egret, heron, stork, swan, Canada goose, osprey, kite, falcon, sandpiper, kittiwake, dove, owl, woodpecker

Aquatic Life – carp, pike, perch, roach, trout

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Belarus. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/belarus.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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