Belarus Key Information & Country Data

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Updated: 2018-05-04.

General points to know about the country of Belarus – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Minsk (& largest city)

Population: 9.5 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Belarusian, Russian

President: Alexander Lukashenko

Prime Minister: Andrei Kobyakov

Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYN)

Area: 207,595 km2 (80,153 mi2)

Dialing Code: +375

Time Zone: Further-Eastern European Time “FET” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Belarusian (what’s a demonym?)

Endonym: Byelarus (translit.)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 101 for fire, 102 for police, 103 for ambulance

Drinking Age: None, but 18 to purchase (rarely enforced)

Smoking Age: None, but 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (plug types)

Country Code (ISO): BY (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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