Outline of Belarus


Outline of Belarus
The Coat of arms of Belarus
The location of Belarus
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked sovereign country located in Eastern Europe.[1][2] Belarus borders Russia to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. A third of the country is forested, and agriculture and manufacturing are its strongest economic sectors.

Until the 20th century, the Belarusians lacked the opportunity to evolve a distinctive national identity, since the lands of modern-day Belarus belonged to several countries, including the Duchy of Polatsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire. After the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (1918–19), Belarus became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, the Byelorussian SSR. The parliament of the republic declared the sovereignty of Belarus on July 27, 1990, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence on August 25, 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been the country's president since 1994. During his presidency, Lukashenko has implemented Soviet-era policies, such as state ownership of the economy, despite objections from Western governments. Since 1996, Belarus has been negotiating with Russia to unify into a single state called the Union of Russia and Belarus.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Belarus:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Belarus

Geography of Belarus

 Russia 959 km
 Ukraine 891 km
 Lithuania 680 km
 Poland 605 km
 Latvia 171 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Belarus

An enlargeable satellite image of Belarus

Natural geographic features of Belarus

Regions of Belarus

Main article: Regions of Belarus

Administrative divisions of Belarus

Main article: Administrative divisions of Belarus
  • Provinces of Belarus
Provinces of Belarus
Districts of Belarus

There are 118 districts in Belarus.

Municipalities of Belarus

Demography of Belarus

Main article: Demographics of Belarus

Government and politics of Belarus

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Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Belarus

Legislative branch of the government of Belarus

Judicial branch of the government of Belarus

Foreign relations of Belarus

International organization membership

The Republic of Belarus is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Belarus

Main article: Law of Belarus

Military of Belarus

Main article: Military of Belarus
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Belarus
    • Navy of Belarus
    • Air Force of Belarus
    • Special forces of Belarus
  • Military history of Belarus
  • Military ranks of Belarus

Local government in Belarus

History of Belarus

History of Belarus
Pahonia National Emblem  of Belarus
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Early East Slavs
Principality of Polotsk
Kievan Rus'
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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West Belarus
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
Modern Belarus

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Culture of Belarus

Main article: Culture of Belarus

Art in Belarus

Sports in Belarus

Main article: Sports in Belarus

Economy and infrastructure of Belarus

Main article: Economy of Belarus

Education in Belarus

Main article: Education in Belarus

The 2 leading establishments in the national education system:

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Belarus

Media
Governmental websites
Informational/cultural
City and country maps

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