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Official Name: Republic of Belarus
President of Belarus
Prime Minister of Belarus
Total land area of Belarus: 207,600 km²
(Source: 2009 census)
Languages spoken in Belarus: Belarusian and Russian
National holidays in Belarus: Independence Day, 3 July
Currency of Belarus: Belarusian rouble — BYN (official exchange rate)
Economic indicators: GDP (2017) 105.2 billion BYN; GNI per capita (2017): 11,1 BYN
Commodity structure of export (2017):
Commodity structure of import (2017):
Main Business Partners of Belarus: Russia, Ukraine, China, UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Lithuania, Turkey, Italy.
Main Industries of Belarus
Area of farmland in Belarus (on January 1, 2016): 8 582 thous. hectares
Agriculture specialization: grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beet, flax, meat and dairy industry
Natural resources: wood, peat, small oil and natural gas fields, granite, dolomite, limestone, clay, sand.
Number of people in employment: 4.35 million (2017)
Distribution of employed population across key economic sectors (2016):
Unemployment in Belarus: 33.7 thous. unemployed (2017)
Number of mobile communication subscribers – 11.4 million.
Penetration of LTE-powered mobile communication services – 60%. At present the services are available in Minsk and all the oblast capitals as well as major district capitals across the country.
Number of fixed telephony subscribers – 47.5 phones per 100 residents.
Number of Internet service subscribers and users – over 11 million, including over 3 million of fixed broadband Internet access subscribers. According to the International Telecommunication Union, in 2016 Belarus was ranked 23rd by the number of broadband subscribers.
International bandwidth – 1,110Gbps.
According to a research by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, the Republic of Belarus is ranked 3rd among 87 countries in developing the digital postal services.
Railways – 5480 km, including 1215 km of electric track
Highways – 102,000 km, including paved roads 88,200 km
Oil pipelines – 2,983 km
Gas pipelines – 7,837 km
Last update: 01.06.2018