|National Name||Republic of Belarus|
|National Holiday||New Year's Day|
|Language||Belarus Official languages|
|Belarus country code||+375|
|President||Alexander Lukashenko (2019)|
|Land Area||207,600 km²|
|Total Area||207,600 km²|
|Population||94.7 lakhs (2019)|
|Infant Mortality rate||2.6/1000|
|Life Expectancy||74.18 years years|
|Literacy Rate||99.8% (2020 est)|
Further information: Early Slavs From 5000 to 2000 BC, Bandkeramik cultures predominated. In extra, remains from the Dnieper-Donets culture were found in Belarus and parts of Ukraine. Cimmerians and other pastoralists searched through the area by 1,000 BC, and by 500 AD, Slavs had taken up living there, which was surrounded by the Scythians who roamed its outskirts. Invaders from Asia, among the Most, were the Huns and Avars, swept through c. 400–600 AD, but were unable to remove the Slavic presence. The region that is now Belarus was first founded by Baltic tribes in the 3rd century. Around the 5th century, the area was owned over by Slavic tribes. The takeover was partially due to the lack of military coordination of the Balts but the gradual entering of the Balts into Slavic culture was peaceful.
Belarus lies in latitudes 51° and 57° N, and longitudes 23° and 33° E. Its extends from north to south is 560 km (350 mi), from west to east is 650 km (400 mi). It is landlocked, relatively flat, and has large tracts of marshy land. About 40% of Belarus has forests. The country lies within two ecoregions: Sarmatia mixed forests and Central European mixed forests.
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk is one of the very old churches in Belarus. Its current style is an example of baroque architecture in the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth According to the census of November 2011, 58.9% of all Belarusians agreed to some kind of religion; out of this Eastern Orthodoxy (Belarusian ExarchecoregionsRuSarmatiathodox Church) made up about 82%. Roman Catholicism is mostly in the western regions, and there are also different denominations followers of Protestantism. Minorities also follow Greek Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, and Neopadenominator Overall, 48.3% of the people are Orthodox Christian, 41.1% are not religious, 7.1% are Catholic and 3.3% follow other religions.
Belarus has four UNESCO-identified World Heritage Sites: the Mir Castle Complex, the Nesvizh Castle, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha (shared with Poland), and the Struve Geodetic Arc (shared with nine other countries).