The Republic of Belarus, had been before the most western of the former Soviet Union republics. It is an independent and sovereign state from 1991 and it is located in the central part of the Europe.
Population: almost 10 million people
Area: 207,6 thousand sq. km.
Regional centers: Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Brest, Grodno
Official languages: Russian, Belarusian.
The Republic of Belarus borders on: Russia and Poland (650 km. from west to east), the Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania (560 km. from north to south).