About Belarus

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia in the north and east, Ukraine in the south, Poland in the west and Lithuania and Latvia in the north. With a complex history and rich architecture, Belarus is a wonderful place to explore no matter what time of year.
With a diverse geography and a passion for natural history and wildlife, Belarus would be an outdoor enthusiasts' dream. Whether this is your first visit to Belarus or your fifth, come explore all it has to offer.

Weather in Belarus
Belarus has a moderate continental climate, with cool humid winters and warm summers.
Average temperature in June is +17°C to +18.5°C.

Key facts
Languages spoken in Belarus are Belarusian and Russian.
Currency of Belarus is Belarusian rouble (BYN).

Belarus’ Environment
Natural complexes and ecological systems occupy 57.3 percent of the territory of our country and are characterized by a favorable ecological state, a high degree of conservation, the presence of rare forms of relief, picturesque lakes and habitats of endangered species. 
The natural framework of Belarus is comprised of specially protected natural areas, the total area of which is 1.8 million hectares or 8.8 percent of the territory of the country. The main resources of biological and landscape diversity are concentrated on these unique territories.
The system of specially protected natural areas includes 1 reserve, 4 national parks, more than 360 natural areas and almost 900 natural monuments. 
Our specially protected natural areas are recognized at the international level:
  • three of them are included into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, established under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program;
  • part of "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" national park  is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
"Belovezhskaya Pushcha" National Park and the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve have been awarded the European diploma for Protected Areas of the Council of Europe.
26 wetlands are included into the list of wetlands of international importance, 4 of them are transboundary ones.

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