BELARUS

My native blue-eyed country

Statistics

Belarus lies in Eastern Europe. There are six regions in Belarus: Grodno region, Brest region, Mogilev region, Gomel region, Minsk region and Vitebsk region. The population of Belarus is 9000000 people. The area of Belarus is 207 000 sq km


Symbols

Landmarks

Mir castle

The construction of the castle began at the end of the 15th century, in the Gothic architecture style. Building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in the early 16th century near village Mir (formerly of Minsk guberniya). Around 1568 the Mir Castle passed into the hands of Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł, who finished building the castle in the Renaissance style. A three-storey palace was built along the eastern and northern walls of the castle. Plastered facades were decorated with limestone portals, plates, balconies and porches.


Minsk is the capital of Belarus