full name: Republic of Belarus Belarus flag
capital city: Minsk
population: 9,589,689 (July 2015 est.)
official language: Russian, Belarussian
business language: Russian, English
major religion: Christianity
intl.dialling code: +375
internet suffix: .by
time zone: UTC/GMT + 1 hour
currency: 1 rouble = 100 kopeks
GDP - real growth rate: 1.6% (2014 est.)
GDP - per capita: $18,200 (2014 est.)
main export: Machinery, chemical and petroleum products
government: Republic
head of state: president Aleksandr LUKASHENKO
prime minister: Andrey KABYAKOW