Flag of Belarus

Flag of Belarus

The Belarusian flag consists of two horizontal stripes - wider red one at the top and narrower green one at the bottom. Moreover, the left edge of the flag is fringed by traditional Belarusian red and white pattern. This ornament is used to decorate folk costumes, and it should indicate the age of Belarusian nation and its manual dexterity and skills. The flag was adopted in 1995 after a referendum and it replaced the flag that Belarus used before annexing to the Soviet Union and after gaining the independence in 1991. However, some interest groups are still using the original flag to express the disagreement with the government and they deem the referendum of 1995 invalid since it allegedly failed to meet democratic principles.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Latvia Latvia Riga 2,003,900 64,600 km2
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius 2,941,953 65,300 km2
Flag of Poland Poland Warsaw 38,502,396 312,685 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Kiev (Kyiv) 45,426,200 603,700 km2

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Main information

Country
Belarus
Capital city
Minsk
Population
9,468,100 (2014)
Total area
207,600 km2
Formation
25. 8. 1991
Highest point
Dzyarzhynskaya Hara (346 m)
GDP
$ 15,479 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
belarusian ruble (BYR)
Code
BY (BLR)
Calling code
+375
Internet TLD
.by

Country is member of

By continents
Europe

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Bělorusko (Minsk)
English
Belarus (Minsk)
German
Belarus (Weißrussland) (Minsk)
French
Biélorussie (Minsk)
Italian
Bielorussia (Minsk)
Spanish
Bielorrusia (Minsk)
Russian
Белоруссия (Минск)
Slovak
Bielorusko (Minsk)
Polish
Białoruś (Mińsk)
Portuguese
Bielorrússia (Minsk)
Chinese
白俄罗斯 (明斯克)
Japanese
ベラルーシ (ミンスク)
Turkish
Beyaz Rusya (Minsk)
Norwegian
Hviterussland (Minsk)
Swedish
Vitryssland (Minsk)
Hungarian
Fehéroroszország (Minszk)
Dutch
Wit-Rusland (Minsk)
Danish
Hviderusland (Minsk)
Finnish
Valko-Venäjä (Minsk)
Hebrew
בלארוס (מינסק)

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