The map shows Belarus, a landlocked Eastern European country that borders Latvia
, the Russian Federation
, and Ukraine
With an area
of 208,000 km² Belarus is the largest landlocked country situated entirely in Europe. It is somewhat smaller than the island of Great Britain (229,848 km²), or slightly smaller than the U.S. state
Depicted on the map is Belarus with surrounding countries, international borders, major cities, main roads, railroads, and major airports (Minsk International Airport
: MSQ) is the primary international airport in Belarus).
More about Belarus Belarus Forest; about 40% of Belarus is forested.
Photo: Anten Autist
Belarus is an Eastern European landlocked state. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic became independent. Population
Belarus has a population
of 9.4 million people (in 2020). The capital and largest city is Minsk
are Belarusian (official) 24%, and Russian (official) 70%. Geography
Belarus lies in the Eastern European Plain and is crossed in the northwest by terminal moraines, chains of low, rolling hills known as the Belarusian Ridge. Rivers
Many wide, natural rivers characterize the landscape of the country. The biggest rivers in Belarus are Dnepr, Bjaresina, Pripyat, and Memel.
In the south of Belarus are the Pinsk Marshes, a vast natural region of wetlands along the forested basin of the Pripyat River and its tributaries. About 40% of the country is forested. Highest Point
The highest elevation is the Dzyarzhynskaya Hara
(345 m) in the Belarusian Ridge. Cities and Towns in Belarus
The map shows the location of the following Belarusian cities:
The largest cities after Minsk are Gomel
, also Homyel, (527,000), an industrial hub and the second-largest city, Mogilev
also Mahilyow (375,000), an industrial and cultural center, Vitebsk
(366,000), one of the most ancient cities in Belarus, Hrodna
also Grodno (373,000), a major administrative center; and Brest (350,000).
Other cities and towns:
Asipovicy, Babruysk, Baranavicy, Barysaw, Braslau, Brèst, Byaroza, Bykhaw, Chojniki, Davyd-Haradok, Dobrus, Haradok, Hlybokaje, Horki, Hrodna, Kalinkavicy, Kasciukovicy, Kobryn, Krychau, Lepel', Lida, Luninec, Maladzvechna, Mazyr, Miory, Navahrudak, Navapolatsk, Nyasvizh, Orsha, Pastavy, Pinsk, Polatsk, Rahacou, Rechytsa, Salihorsk, Shklou, Slonim, Slutsk, Svetlogorsk, Vaukavysk, Vileyka, Vitebsk, Zlobin