GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $57.7 billion (US$) or £34.62 billion (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

(Estimated 2011): $141.2 billion (US$) or £84.72 billion (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $14,900 (US$) or £8,940 (GBP)

Capital of Belarus : Minsk

Population (Estimated July 2012): 9,542,883

Area: 207,595km2 or 80,153mi2

Currency: Belarusian rubel (or ruble) (Br)

Official Language: Belarusian; Russian

Political Information: Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 80% of the population are Eastern Orthodox and 20% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Dzyarzhynskaya Hara at 346m or 1,135ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +3:00





Provinces (Voblastsi): Brest, Homyel' (Gomel), Hrodna (Grodno), Mahilyow (Mogilev), Minsk, Vitsyebsk (Vitebsk)

Municipality (Horad): Horad Minsk (Minsk City)


Leaders: President Aleksandr Lukashenko; Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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