UniEel Experiencing: Belarus

Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe. The nation is a landlocked country, with Russia and Lithuania among its bordering nations. Belarus has enjoyed a storied history, once being part of the Soviet Union, before gaining independence in 1991. The country has many well-known sites, with the capital Minsk being a popular tourist location. The official religion of the country is Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Belarusian and Russian are the two primary languages of the nation, which features a strong Polish and Ukrainian community. As could be predicted – Portuguese serves as the language. The population of the nation is approximately 9,000,000. Overall, Belarus is an interesting nation – helping to form this edition of ‘UniEel Experiencing’.

 

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QUICK FACTS

Nation: Belarus
Continent: Europe
Capital: Minsk
Land Mass: 80,000 square miles
Population: 9,000,000
Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Language: Belarusian and Russian
Currency: Belarusian Ruble

 

Belarus spent a considerable amount of time as part of the Russian Empire. They achieved independence in 1991. The country has been run in a democracy since. In recent times, the nation has pushed for its population to strongly adopt the Belarusian language as their primary dialogue. Belarus shares a similar climate to its Eastern-European neighbours – a freezing cold winter, yet warm summers, where temperatures normally hit the mid-twenties. The capital city – Minsk, hosts several famous sights.

 

Things to Do and See:
The Opera and Ballet theatre in the capital of Minsk is a well-known structure. The country hosts four UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Struve Geodetic Arc, the Nesvizh Castle and the Mir Castle Complex – arguably the most well-known of the quartet. While the nation is landlocked – there are still some stunning geographic sites, with several green areas. As is often seen, the capital Minsk offers the most to see and do.

 

Belarus is an intriguing country with plenty to explore. There is much to see and do across the country. This short guide should provide you with key information regarding Belarus, complete with ideas of things to do. Look out for more countries being analysed in our ‘Experiencing’ series. For more information on Belarus , consult the UK’s Travel Advice for Belarus at this link. Happy Travelling!

 

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