Belarus

Country Profile
 

Republic of Belarus
(Рэспубліка Беларусь)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
25 August 1991
Capital City:
Minsk
Total Area Ranking:
86 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
87 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the south west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north west.

The terrain of Belarus is relatively flat, with the highest point in the country only reaching 345 m (1,132 ft). Northern Belarus has a hilly landscape with many lakes and gently sloping ridge lines. In the south east lies a low-lying swampy plain around the Pripiac River. Some 40% of the country is covered by forests, while the county’s numerous streams and lakes are a notable feature of the landscape. The land area is 207,595 square kilometres (80,155 square miles).

The country has a population of 9.46 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 83.7% Belorusian, 8.3% Russian, 3.1% Polish, 1.7% Ukrainians and 3.2% others. In terms of religion, 48.3% of the population is Orthodox Christian, 41.1% no religion, 7.1% Catholic and 3.5% other. The capital is Minsk.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Belarus History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Belarus
wikipedia: Belarus
wikipedia: History of Belarus

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Belarus.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Belarus civil aircraft use the registration sequence EW-xxx with numerical regisrations. First allocated in 1991.

All-time Belarus – civil aircraft register (RB-nnn EW-nnn) [TO BE ADDED].
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Belarus Air Force)
Army Aviation (Belarus Army) [1991 – 2002]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Flight)
Border Guard (Belarus Border Guards)
Sport Aviation (DOSAAF)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Ministry for Emergency Situations)
Police Aviation (Militsiya Air Unit)
Police Aviation (Belorusian Road Police)

Commercial Aviation

Air Belarus

wikipedia: Airlines of Belarus
The World’s Airlines: Belarus

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Belarus

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Belarus

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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