Find out a little about the Eastern European country of Belarus, and print out its flag in a number of useful printable formats...
The National Library in Minsk, capital city of Belarus
Learn About Belarus
Belarus, or Republic of Belarus, is a land-locked country in Eastern Europe. Belarus has been independent from the Soviet Union since 1991.
- One third of Belarus is covered in forest
- The name Belarus means White Russian
- Belarus has a population of just under 10 million people, 70% living in urban areas.
- The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 took a heavy toll on Belarus. Although the nuclear plant was just south of Belarus, in the Ukraine, 70% of the radiation fell onto Belarus territory. About 25% of the land is still regarded as uninhabitable.