Country: Belarus

Population: 9,724,723

Capital: Minsk

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Belarusian ruble (BYB/BYR)

Government Type: Republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship

Languages: Belarusian, Russian, other

Ethnic Breakdown: Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish 3.9%, Ukrainian 2.4%, other 1.1%

Religion: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%

Major Cities: Minsk

Phone Country Code: 375

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: There is a 122 year old woman living in Belarus.