National currency is Belarusian rubel (BYN).
Official languages are Belarusian and Russian.
Country population: 9.2 million.
The capital of the country is Minsk.
Administrative division: Belarus is divided into six regions, which are named after the cities that serve as their administrative centers: Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Mogilev, Minsk, and Vitebsk. Oblasts are divided into regions. The total number of regions is equal to 118 and the total number of administrative centers is equal to 12. Minsk is a separate administrative unit.
Belarus, by constitution, is a presidential republic
Internet domain: BY
Country telephone code: +375
Climate: temperate continental
Belarus is the country with ancient history, plentiful traditions, wonderful nature, and marvelous architecture. This architecture blends the West European and East European heritage traditions of art of building. Belarus is best known for its forests and lakes, that is why the country is called “the lungs of Europe”.
Belarusian educational system includes several levels:
• Basic education (pre-school education, general secondary education, college degree, secondary specialized education, university degree, postgraduate education)
• Additional supplementary education (additional education for children and for young people, additional education for adults)
• Special education (for persons with special physical and mental needs)
There are 50 institutions for higher education that are divided into 2 categories: 42 institutions are state institutions and 8 institutions are private.