Before we set out on our journey to Belarus, let’s get some basic facts first (data as of 2014  ). This is the basic information you need to know about Belarus, whether you’re planning to visit Belarus or you just like to have a quick overview of the country.
General Info about Belarus
Capital City: Minsk (Population: 1.9 million)
Biggest Cities: Minsk (1.9m), Homyel (500k), Mahilyow (350k)
Population: 9.5 million 
Languages: Belarussian (official), Russian (official)
Most common foreign languages: English, Polish, French, German.
Economy of Belarus
Currency: Belarussian Ruble
Size of Economy: GDP (PPP): $147 billion (World ranking: 64th; Compare: USA: $16 trillion, $Germany: 3.2 trillion) 
GDP per person per year: $16,000 (World ranking: 57th; Compare: USA:$52,000, Germany: $40,000)
Inflation Rate: 15% (Compare: USA: 1.5%, Germany: 1.5%)
- Figures are rounded and sometimes averaged from different sources to give a general idea. Accuracy not guaranteed.
- CIA World Factbook,
- 143m (Russia) + 9m (Belarus) + 36m (80% of Ukraine) + 18m (Kazakhstan) + 64m (Other)