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Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of Belarus
conventional short form: Belarus
local long form: Respublika Byelarus'
local short form: none
former: Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic

 

Capital:

Minsk

 

Location:

Eastern Europe, east of Poland

 

Area:

total: 207,600 sq km
land: 207,600 sq km
water: 0 sq km
 

 

Population:

9,648,533 (July 2009 est.)
0-14 years: 14.3% (male 707,550/female 667,560)
15-64 years: 71.3% (male 3,337,253/female 3,540,916)
65 years and over: 14.5% (male 446,746/female 948,508) (2009 est.)
 

Climate:
cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime
Belarus www.pogoda.by

 

Languages:

Belarusian, Russian, other

 

Economy- Overview:

 

Industries:

metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, televisions, synthetic fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators

 

Exports - commodities:

machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs
$33.04 billion (2008 est.)
Exports - partners: Russia 32.2%, Netherlands 16.9%, Ukraine 8.5%, Latvia 6.6%, Poland 5.5%, UK 4.4% (2008)

 

Imports - commodities:

$39.16 billion (2008 est.)
mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, metals
Imports - partners: Russia 59.8%, Germany 7.1%, Ukraine 5.4% (2008)

 

Exchange rates:

Belarusian rubles (BYB/BYR) per US dollar - 2,130 (2008 est.), 2,145 (2007), 2,144.6 (2006), 2,150 (2005), 2,160.26 (2004)

 

GDP :

$114.1 billion (2008 est.)
$103.7 billion (2007 est.)
$95.83 billion (2006 est.)
 

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