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Aliases: Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelarus'/Belarus', Republic of Belarus, Respublika Byelarus'/Respublika Belarus'

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Attribute Value
Area 207,600 km²
Continent Europe
Land area 202,900 km²
Water area 4,700 km²
Land boundaries 3,642 km
Border countries
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
Coastline 0 km
Mean elevation 160 m
Lowest point 90 m
Highest point 346 m
Population 9,477,918
Official languages
  • Belarusian
  • Russian
Religion Orthodox
Long country name Republic of Belarus
Short country name Belarus
Long local name Respublika Byelarus'/Respublika Belarus'
Short local name Byelarus'/Belarus'
Former name
  • Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic
Government type Presidential republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship
Capital Minsk
GDP (PPP) 179,400,000,000 USD
GDP (OER) 54,440,000,000 USD
GDP (real growth rate) 2.4 %
GDP - per capita (PPP) 18,900 USD
Gross national saving 24.5 % of GDP
Labor force 4,381,000
Unemployment rate 0.8 %
Population below poverty line 5.7 %
Budget revenues 22,150,000,000 USD
Budget expenditures 20,570,000,000 USD
Military expenditures 1.27 % of GDP
Taxes and other revenues 40.7 % of GDP
Budget surplus or deficit 2.9 % of GDP
Public debt 53.4 % of GDP
Inflation rate 6 %
Central bank discount rate 14 %
Commercial bank prime lending rate 9.66 %
Stock of narrow money 3,702,000,000 USD
Stock of broad money 3,702,000,000 USD
Stock of domestic credit 19,810,000,000 USD
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Current account balance -931,000,000 USD
Exports 28,650,000,000 USD
Imports 31,580,000,000 USD
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 7,315,000,000 USD
External debt 39,920,000,000 USD
National currency Belarusian rubles
National currency (code) BYB
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National currency rate to USD 1.9

After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first and only directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on political and civil freedoms, freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion have remained in place.

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