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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Belarus

Republic of Belarus
  • Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian)
  • Республика Беларусь (Russian)
Anthem: 
Дзяржаўны Гімн Рэспублікі Беларусь
Dziaržaŭny Himn Respubliki Bielaruś

(English: "State Anthem of Belarus")
Europe-Belarus (orthographic projection).svg
Europe-Belarus.svg
Location of Belarus (green)

in Europe (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Minsk
53°55′N 27°33′E / 53.917°N 27.550°E / 53.917; 27.550
Official languages
Recognized minority language
Ethnic groups
(2019)[1]
Religion
(2011)[2]
Demonym(s)Belarusian
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic under a dictatorship
• President
Alexander Lukashenko (disputed)[3][4]
Roman Golovchenko[5]
LegislatureNational Assembly
Council of the Republic
House of Representatives
Formation
987
10th century
1236
9 March 1918
25 March 1918
27 July 1990
• Independence from USSR
25 August 1991
15 March 1994
17 October 2004
Area
• Total
207,595 km2 (80,153 sq mi) (84th)
• Water (%)
1.4% (2.830 km2 or 1.093 sq mi)b
Population
• 2021 estimate
9,349,645 (96th)
• 2019 census
Neutral decrease 9,413,446
• Density
45.8/km2 (118.6/sq mi) (142nd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $185.889 billion[6] (69th)
• Per capita
Decrease $19,758[6] (66th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $57.708 billion[6] (75th)
• Per capita
Decrease $6,133[6] (84th)
Gini (2019)Negative increase 25.3[7]
low
HDI (2019)Increase 0.823[8]
very high · 53rd
CurrencyBelarusian ruble (BYN)
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK[9])
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+375
ISO 3166 codeBY
Internet TLD
Website
belarus.by
  1. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994 Section 1, Article 17
  2. ^ "FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture". FAO. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.

Belarus

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, and historically Byelorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.3 million, Belarus is the thirteenth-largest and the twentieth-most populous country in Europe. The country is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.