Capital: Minsk

Population: 9,327,329 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Belarusian Ruble (BYN)

Official Languages: Belarusian, Russian

Unofficial Languages: Ukrainian, Polish

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Belarusian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, and others

Largest Cities: Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Brest, Grodno

Main Sport: Hockey, Football

Political System: Authoritarian System

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Orthodox Christmas (January 7)

Women’s Day (March 8) 

Constitution Day (March 15)

Union Day of Belarus and Russia (April 2)

Worker’s Day (May 1)

Day of the National Emblem and Flag of Belarus (May 8)

Victory Day (May 9)

Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) (May 10)

Independence Day (July 3)

Kupalle (July 6-7)

October Revolution Day (November 7)

Christmas (December 25)