On Belarus map, it is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordering Russia to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. Belarus has a long history and rich architecture, and Belarus is a wonderful place to explore at any time of the year. Belarus has a varied geographical location and its passion for natural history and wildlife is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. The country is divided into six regions: Brest, Hommel, Grodner, Mahidol, Minsk and Viciebsk. The capital of Belarus is Minsk, the largest political, economic, scientific and cultural center in the country. The territory of Belarus is 207,595 square kilometers. From west to east the longest distance is 650 kilometers, from north to south the longest distance is 560 kilometers. The population of Belarus is 9478200 (July 2018). Belarus has representatives of more than 100 nationalities. The majority of the population consists of native Belorussians, which make up more than three quarters of the total population.
The largest part of Belarus (formerly the Soviet Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Belarus, then Belarus) is a hilly lowland with numerous forests, swamps, rivers and lakes. There are wide rivers that flow into the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. The forest covers a third of the land and peat bogs are a valuable natural resource. The largest lake is Narach with an area of 79.6 square kilometers.
The country has two official languages, Belarussian and Russian: the first one is for sole learning at school, while all other courses and official documents are held in Russian.
A country that has recently opened its borders to tourists has become a popular destination. Belarus is an undiscovered attraction that attracts more and more international travelers. The most popular places are Chalk Pits, Nesvizh Castle, Naroch National Park etc.