Region: Eastern Europe
Capital: Minsk
Population: 9,577,552
Area: 202,900 km²
Languages: Belarusian, Russian

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk; other major cities include Brest, Hrodna, Homiel, Mahilyow and Vitsebsk . Over forty percent of its 207,600 square kilometres is forested, and its strongest economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Wikipedia

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