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Belarus

Belarus Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

  Language: Russian, Belarussian

Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYR)

Calling Code: 375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Belarus

 

Babruysk Fortress

 

Babruysk Fortress is a historic citadel situated in a Belarus city of Babruysk. It was constructed between 1810 and 1836.

Berestye

 

Berestye is an abandoned medieval Slavic settlement that gave rise to a city of modern day Brest, Belarus. It is one of the best preserved archeological sites in the country.

Brest Fortress

Old Brest Fortress became a symbol of heroic resistance of Soviet soldiers against Nazi German army. 

Halshany Castle

 

Halshany Castle is yet another residence constructed by the rich family of Sapieha in the 17th century.

Hajciunishki Manor

 

Hajciunishki Manor is a historic private residence situated in a mouth of the river Voishelk in a village of Hajciunishki of Belarus.

 

Kreva Castle

 

Kreva Castle is a medieval citadel situated in the Kreva village in Belarus. It was constructed in the 14th century by the orders of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

 

Kosava

 

Kosava is a historic Belarussian town in the Ivatsevichy Raion, Brest Province of Belarus. It is famous birthplace of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish resistance fighter.

 

Lida Castle

 

Lida Castle was constructed in the 14th century by Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania after several successful military campaigns.

 

Minsk

 

Minsk is the largest city in Belarus and also serves as the capital of the country.

 

Narachanski National Park

 

Narachanski National Park is a nature preserve around lake Narach. It was established on July 28 1999 to protect a biosphere around the lake and its wetlands.

Mir Castle

 

Mir or Mirsky Castle Complex is a medieval castle located in a Hrodna voblast of Belarus. It is one of the largest and best preserved citadels in the country.

Navahrudak Castle

 

Navahrudak Castle was constructed by Grand Duchy of Lithuania as a defense of the Eastern borders from Russian duchies. 

Nesvizh Castle

 

Nesvizh Castle is an UNESCO World Heritage Site situated near a town of Nesvizh in the Minsk Oblast of Belarus. 

 

Ruzhany Palace

 

The residence was constructed in 1770s by the orders of Aleksander Michał Sapieha. Today it is abandoned and left in ruins. 

 

   

 

 

 

Geography of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is a country in Eastern Europe. It shares a border with Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. It is a former Soviet Republic that gained its independence in 1991 upon dissolution of USSR. The country is largely a flat country. The highest point is located in the Belarusian Ridge at the height of 345 meters above sea level. The country has not access to the sea.

Political system in Belarus

Belarus is a republic. The head of the state is the president. In case of Belarus president Lukashenka has a wide amount of powers. The legislative body of the country is the National Assembly.

Weather in Belarus

The climate in Belarus is moderately continental. It get about 550- 700 mm of precipitation each year. Snow reaches a depth of 1- 1.2 meters.

 

Language of Belarus

The official languages in Belarus is Belarusian and Russian. Russia is more widely spoken in all large areas. English is fairly common in tourist areas.

Religion of Belarus

Most of Belarusians belong to Eastern Orthodox at 70%. Another 20% belong to Roman Catholic Church.

Office hours

Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday from 9-9:30am to 5- 5:30pm. Most stores in the country work from 9am to 8- 9pm with a lunch hour during the day. Larger supermarkets usually close at 10- 11pm.

Emergency numbers

One emergency service 112

Ambulance 03

Police 02

Fire 01

 

 

 

 

 

 

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