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After being a constituent republic of USSR for nearly 7 years, Belarus finally attained its independence in the year 1991. Belarus is a part of central Europe with a lot of scope for tourists. The country is popular for its beautiful nature and landscape, food and people and their inherent culture.
Belarus is ruled by a president in a presidential republic form of government with the help of the National Assembly. The house of Representatives has many important functions such as appointing the prime minister, amending the constitution, power of vote of confidence, and foreign policies etc.
Officially known as the Republic of Belarus, the country is mostly a hilly land with forests, rivers, beautiful landscapes and much more. In fact, one third of the land of Belarus is covered by forests and marches. The total land area of Belarus is 207,600 square kilometers, out of which 40% is forested. The geographical coordinates of the country are ranged between 53 00 N, 28 00 E. The climate in Belarus is cold in winters and cool and moist during summer.
Tourism in Belarus
The capital city of Belarus is Minsk with other major cities like Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk. Every town and village of Belarus is occupied with lovely people, beautiful nature and definitely heart-warming landscape. Most people of Belarus living outside the capital city spend a very simple life. Tourists here are sure to receive warm hospitality and welcome from the natives.
There are three amazing places to see in Belarus and they are Minsk, Brest and Vitebsk. These cities are cosmopolitan cities and offer all sorts of entertainment avenues like night life, beautiful architectural remnants, national parks, and so on. You can also see some very interesting birds in the vast wetlands of Belarus.
Minsk offers some grandeur architectures that you would love to admire. Besides, Minsk also has many good eating outlets and cozy cafes, where you can hang out. The Brest Fortress in the city of Brest is a nice and soothing place where you can see the WWII memorial within the fortress. In addition, for those who love wildlife, the Belavezhskaja Pushcha National Park is the best destination that cannot be missed. Here you can see the endangered species of zoobr, which is the European bison in the forests of the National Park.
Culture and people
The people and culture of Belarus are not only unique but interesting as well. The country is multi-ethnic with a mix of different people of different language and ethnicity. The percentage of ethnic Belarusians in the country is approximately more than 80 % of the total population with rest being Russians, Polish, and Ukrainians. The people of Belarus speak Russian along with Belarusian language commonly. Belarus is a 99% literate country and Christianity is the major religion of the country.
Trade and commerce
The primary economic sectors of the country are agriculture and manufacturing. The economy of Belarus is mostly controlled by the state. The imports of the country are highly dependent on Russia along with Germany, Ukraine and China. The popular import commodities include mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs and metals.
On the other hand, the exports of Belarus include heavy machinery, chemicals, minerals, textile, metals, and food products. Russia, Netherland, and Ukraine are the primary export partners of Belarus. The currency that is used in Belarus is the Belarusian ruble (BYR), which replaced the Soviet ruble in 1992.