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Lenin statue in Minsk, Belarus - Photo by nununo - CC-BY

Population mid-2001 (millions) ...............................10,350,194
GDP per capita 2000 ........ 8,000
GNP 2001 (Purchasing power parity, US$ billions)................84.1
Unemployment.....................................................................2.3%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 0
Labor force (%) ....... 0
 

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Resources and links about Belarus

Orthodox cathedral - Photo by Ihar - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................80,154 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 23
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 72
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 68
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 1

Go to Belarus Capital City Minsk City Profile - To Belarus History

Belarus __ An excellent tool for anthropological and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/belarus/

Belarus __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/belarus.html

Belarus __ "Belarus has been described as a flat, dull piece of land straddling the shortest route between Moscow and the Polish border. It's flat, alright, but dull is a little strong. Wide stretches of unbroken birch groves, vast forested marshlands and wooden villages amid rolling green and black fields give Belarus a haunting beauty." History, culture and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/belarus/

Belarus __ A good overview of Belarus, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107325.html
 
 

Belarus: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Belarus geography, maps of Belarus and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blbelarus.htm

belarus map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various Belarus maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/by.htm

Belarus Photos __ You will find several pages of photos of Belarus. Pictures of Belarus. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Belarus/

Belarus Photos, Flag, Map and Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Belarus as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Belarus and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/belarus 

Belarus Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/search.php?k=Belarus 


 
Consular Information Sheet __ You will find background notes and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and transport. - From US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1033.html

Country Profile: Belarus __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "In the post-war years Belarus became one of the most prosperous parts of the USSR but with independence came economic decline. President Lukashenko, who came to power in 1994, has steadfastly opposed the privatisation of state enterprises. Private business is virtually non-existent. Foreign investors stay away and even Moscow has shown signs of exasperation." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1102180.stm
 
Doing Business in Belarus __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=19

Economy of Belarus  __ "Recently, the Belarussian economy has shifted into sustained high gear, along with Ukraine, Russia, and many other Commonwealth of Independent States economies." You will find an encyclopedic article about the economy of Belarus with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Belarus   

Embassy of the Republic of Belarus __ A great all-round source for information about Belarus. You can meet the Ambassador, learn about science and technology, religion, history economics and much more. - illustrated - From embassy of Belarus - http://www.belarusembassy.org/
 
Ethnologue report for Belarus __ Web Page dedicated to the languages spoken in Belarus. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Belarus

Legislation Belarus __ a website covering the law codes of Belarus, legislation, law schools, case histories and more. - From Lexadin - http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/oeur/lxwebru.htm

Maps_Of_Belarus  __ You will find a wide variety of Belarus map resources. Select Belarus maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Belarus.html

The Virtual Guide to Belarus __ History, culture, law, politics, a dictionary, you will find all this and more in this website. - illustrated - From Belarusguide.com - http://www.belarusguide.com/main/index.html



 

 

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