Тhe country in which I live

Belarus

My Belarus

The republic of Belarus is situated in the center of Europe on the watershed of the Baltic and Black Seas. The capital is Minsk. The territory of Belarus is 207.6 thousand sq km. It stretches from west to east for 650 km and from north to south for 560 km.

Symbols of Belarus

Belarus has symbols - cornflower, stork, bison, potatoes, Radyvyls and blue lakes and rivers.

Rivers and lakes

In Belarus there are over 20 thousand rivers and lakes. The largest lake is Naroch.

Places of entertainment

There are 27 state theaters, including opera and ballet theater, a musical comedy theater, etc. The Ministry of culture has 128 state museums. The sports facilities include almost 500 stadiums and swimming pools, more than 5000 outdoor sports grounds. In 2000 all regional centers had Ice palaces and skating rinks.

National Library of Belarus


In the

capital of Belarus, there is a lovely National Library. The new building of the National Library of the Republic of Belarus is situated in the eastern part of the capital of Belarus, Minsk city. The library is one of the biggest in the world.
The building is a rombokubooktaedr height 73.6 m (23 floors) and a weight of 115 000 tonnes (not including books). Built-up area of 19.5 sq m ², the total building area - 112.6 thousand m ², including stacks - 54.9 thousand m ².