Belarus introduced a five-day visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries on 12 February.
The plan of action is a so-called roadmap for the maximum involvement of the scientific sector as the most important driving force of the country's social and economic development in promoting Belarus' competitive ability on the global market.
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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