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Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe.

Capital : Minsk
Language :  Belarusian, Russian
Currency :  Belarusian ruble
Population : 9 505 200
Area : 207 600  km2

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Belarus facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. 13.9% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. Over 3,900,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (411 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. In Lelczyce, eggs can only be obtained at a pharmacy with a special prescription. It is caused by a small number of chickens. Eggs are primarily for families with small children.

4. The top-level national domain is .by . There are over 113,600 websites with this extension.

5. The most popular pages with the extension .by are google.by, yandex.by and onliner.by.

6. In this country there are over 94,797 km of paved roads, including over 505 km of expressways (0.15% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 65 airports, 33 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 5 537 km of railway tracks.

9. There are 31 banks in Belarus, 30 of which belong to the government and only one is private.

10. The name Belarus means “White Russia”. It comes from the fact that local Slavs wore white clothes.

11. Full name of the country – Republic of Belarus.

12. Political system – presidential republic.

13. After the outbreak of the Chernobyl power plant, 485 villages were uninhabitable. 70 were completely destroyed.

14. In the most polluted area, 20% more people die than are born.

15. In large cities, police officers are at virtually every major intersection.

16. The Polish minority lives in the western and northern parts of the country.

17. There is no change from winter to summer time in Belarus.


Geography in Belarus

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1. In the south of the country, agricultural food can be contaminated with radioactive radiation.

2. 13% of Belarus is covered by swamps.

3. Białoruś graniczy z takimi krajami jak: Łotwa 171 km, Litwa 680 km, Polska 605 km, Rosja 959 km, Ukraina 891 km.

4. The lowest situated place in the country is the Nemunas River – 90 m above sea level.

5. There is a manor house in Belarus in the town of Mereczowszczyna, which was the seat of Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s family.

6. About 40% of the area of ​​Belarus is occupied by forests.

7. The country is 1.5 times smaller than Poland.

8. The longest river is the Dnieper, 720 km.

9. The highest peak is Góra Dzierżyńska (Święta Góra) 346 m above sea level.

10. Over 2 million people (20% of the Belarusian population) live in contaminated areas.

11. There are 88750 km2 of agricultural land in Belarus (44% of the country).

12. The highest situated city in the country is Lahojsk.

13. 79124 km2 of the country is covered by forests (39%)

110. The nearest capital in a straight line from Minsk is Vilnius (Lithuania) – 171 km.

111. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Minsk is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17220 km.


Finance in Belarus

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1. The minimum wage is 2,100,100 Belarusian rubles per month (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Belarus is 18%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 17%, and for companies 18% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.1%.

6. Produkt krajowy brutto (PKB)…
– w 2015 roku wynosi $81 627 000 000 (349 363 560 000 zł),
– w 2018 roku wynosi $54 440 000 000 (233 003 200 000 zł).

7. Dług wewnętrzny na początku…
2015 roku wynosił 21,1% PKB, czyli około: $17 223 297 000 (73 715 711 160 zł),
2018 roku wynosił 30,3% PKB, czyli około: $16 495 320 000 (70 599 969 600 zł). Żeby go spłacić, każdy z obywateli musiał by dać około $1 737 (7 436 zł).

8. Dług zagraniczny na początku…
2015 roku wynosił około: $4 497 000 000 ,
2018 roku wynosi około: $39 742 000 000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $7,030,000,000 (30,088,400,000 zlotys) in foreign exchange reserves (0.039% of foreign currency reserves in all countries of the world).

10. Belarus has 46500 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Belarus

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1. In this country there is a ban on paying foreign currencies. The exception are large retail chains and gas stations.

2. There are additional fees for the possibility of faster settlement of bureaucratic matters.

3. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

4. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 90 km / h.

5. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.

6. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 17%, and for companies 18% (2018).

8. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

9. Belarus is the only country in Europe where the death penalty is carried out. The convict receives a shot in the back of the head from a damped PB-9 pistol.

10. From the beginning of 2015, being an unemployed person is considered a crime.

11. In Belarus, clapping is illegal.

12. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

13. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 69 days.

14. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on over 4 people.

15. It is the only European country with the death penalty.


Education in Belarus

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 97.

4. In Belarus, schools have a 10-grade scale of grades.

5. In this country there are 0.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 28 483 people).


Work in Belarus

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1. The minimum wage is 2,100,100 Belarusian rubles per month (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 955.

3. The amount of income tax in Belarus is 18%.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 0.5% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 17%, and for companies 18% (2018).

7. From the beginning of 2015, being an unemployed person is considered a crime.

8. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 69 days.

9. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Belarus

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1. The highest building in the country is Grodno TV Tower in Grodno, 254 meters high. Established in 1984.

2. Belarus is the second country in the world where the highest number of divorces occurs (4.6 divorces per 1000).

3. The lowest situated place in the country is the Nemunas River – 90 m above sea level.

4. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

5. According to statistical data, currently around 650 Belarussians have exceeded the age of one hundred years. The name of the oldest inhabitant of Belarus belongs to Anna Ragiel. This woman was born on June 4, 1889.

6. Potato is the most popular vegetable of Belarusian tables, specialists can prepare about 2,000 dishes with the participation of potato. Belarus is one of the largest producers of this vegetable. His monument is located in Minsk.

7. Belarus is in the 2nd place in the ranking of countries with the largest divorce rate.

8. The longest river is the Dnieper, 720 km.

9. The highest peak is Góra Dzierżyńska (Święta Góra) 346 m above sea level.

10. The failure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the greatest technological disaster of the 20th century.

11. There are as many as 6,000 cancer patients per 100,000 people (74 times more than before the Chernobyl explosion).

12. The highest situated city in the country is Lahojsk.

13. In the BelAZ factory, the largest truck in the world capable of carrying 450 tons of cargo was produced.

14. The lowest temperature: -42.2 °C was measured in Slavnom.

15. The highest temperature: 38.9 °C was measured in the Translation.


Army in Belarus

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 51 place,
2018 > year – 40 place.

2. Ilość żołnierzy:
2014 rok – 62 000 zawodowych i 290 000 rezerwistów,
2018 rok – 56 500 zawodowych i 344 700 rezerwistów.

3. Ilość sprzętu:
2014 rok – 1750 czołgów, 2300 wozów opancerzonych, 180 samolotów odrzutowych i 55 śmigłowców,
2018 rok – 515 czołgów, 2320 wozów opancerzonych, 201 samolotów odrzutowych i 68 śmigłowców.

4. Wydatki na armię:
2014 rok – $720 000 000 (3 081 600 000 zł),
2018 rok – $725 000 000 (3 103 000 000 zł).


Society in Belarus

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1. In Belarus, an average person consumes about 17.5 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 47%, then beer – 17%, wine – 5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 31%.

3. In 2014, 947 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

5. The average IQ level is 97.

6. Belarus is the second country in the world where the highest number of divorces occurs (4.6 divorces per 1000).

7. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 25.1 years old.

9. Kobieta rodzi średnio 1.5 dzieci.

10. In this country, over 5 595 000 (2015) 6 725 018 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 71% of the population).

11. About 710,000 (2015) 3,850,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 46 people / km2.

13. The main religion is the Orthodox, 50%.

15. 5 citizens of Belarus received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age of people living in this country is 39.6 years.

17. W kraju tym jest około:
1 473 000 osób ( 15.51 %) w przedziale wiekowym 0-14 lat.
6 654 000 osób ( 70.05 %) w przedziale wiekowym 15-64 lat.
1 371 600 osób ( 14.44 %) mających ponad 65 lat.

18. In this country, about 102 000 children are born each year (1.1% of the population), and about 127,000 people die (1.3% of the population).

19. 73 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

20. 71% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. Many Belarusians can communicate with broken Polish.

22. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 189 cigarettes a month.

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 69.4 years (women – 75.5 years and men – 63.6 years).


Symbols of Belarus

1. The national alcohol is krambambula.

2. On government documents and coins there is the symbol of Belarus – a stork.

3. A national animal is a bison.

4. The stork is widely considered a symbol of Belarus. It is minted on coins and captured on government documents.


Customs in Belarus

1. Dinner is the most important meal of the day.


History of Belarus

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1. President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenka, in the 1980s, before becoming a politician he worked in a collective farm.

2. Independence from the USSR obtained on August 25, 1991.

3. During the Second World War, the Germans destroyed 619 villages, murdering their inhabitants.

4. In World War II, 25% of Belarusians died.

5. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

6. During World War II, one citizen of Belarus perished every half minute.


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What is the highest peak in Belarus?

The highest peak in Belarus is Mount Dzerzhinska (345 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Belarus?

The largest river in Belarus is the Dnieper, 720 km.

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Which Belarus has national colors?

National colors: red, white and green.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is krambambula.

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What is the national animal?

A national animal is a bison.

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Which countries borders Belarus?

Belarus borders with countries such as Latvia 171 km, Lithuania 680 km, Poland 605 km, Russia 959 km, Ukraine 891 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 39.6 years.

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What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 2,100,100 Belarusian rubles per month (data from 2015).

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What is the population density in Belarus?

The population density is 47 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Repeatability becomes not a curse, but a celebrated means to an end.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 38.9 ° C was measured in the Translation.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -42.2 ° C was measured in Slavnom.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta