General

Summary

Independent, landlocked republic located largely between Poland and Russia but also bordering Latvia and Lithuania in the north and Ukraine in the south.

Language(s)

The official languages are Belarusian and Russian and the Cyrillic alphabet is used. Understanding a little about the Cyrillic alphabet (both upper and lower case) and the equivalent Roman characters will help in identifying street names and road signs.

International Direct Dialling Codes

00 375

International Country Code

BY

Cities

Capital: Minsk

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

Currency

1 Belarussian rouble (BYR) = 100 kopeks

Journey Planning

Time

Two hours ahead of GMT (two hours ahead of BST).

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