Belarus, located in Eastern Europe, is home to approximately 9.5 million people. Over 70% of the population lives in urban areas and about 40% of the nation remains forested and undeveloped.
Belarusian and Russian are the official languages.
Belarus is a presidential republic, governed by a president and the National Assembly. The President is elected for 5 year terms and there are no term limits. Alexander Lukashenko has been the president of Belarus since 1994.
Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the most popular religion in Belarus, although about 40% of the population is not religiously affiliated.
The Belarusian ruble, abbreviated Br, is the currency of Belarus.