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Belarus profile

Image caption Felt boots known as valenki being made at a plant in Smilovichi, Belarus
  • Population:9.6 million (UN, 2010)
  • Capital:Minsk
  • Area:207,595 sq km (80,153 sq miles)
  • Major language:Russian, Belarussian (both official)
  • Major religion:Christianity
  • Life expectancy:65 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN, 2010)
  • Monetary unit:1 Belarussian rouble
  • Main exports:Machinery, chemical and petroleum products
  • GNI per capita:US $5,950 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain:.by
  • International dialling code:+375