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Belarus flag information

Description flag of Belarus

red horizontal band (top) and green horizontal band one-half the width of the red band; a white vertical stripe on the hoist side bears Belarusian national ornamentation in red

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Official country name

Republic of Belarus

Short name


Local names

Respublika Byelarus' (long)
Byelarus' (short)

Former name

Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic


Belarusian(s) (noun) Byelarus' (adjective)

Languages spoken

Belarusian, Russian, other



Government type

republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship


9,685,768 ranked 86, (data 2008)


glacial scouring accounts for the flatness of Belarusian terrain and for its 11,000 lakes. The lowest point is Nyoman River 90 m.


Coastline 0 km.

Land borders

3,306km, Latvia 171 km, Lithuania 680 km, Poland 605 km, Russia 959 km, Ukraine 891 km.

Administrative divisions

6 provinces (voblastsi, singular - voblasts') and 1 municipality* (horad); Brest, Homyel', Horad Minsk*, Hrodna, Mahilyow, Minsk, Vitsyebsk
administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers


25 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)