Ten fun facts about Belarus
Belarus has around 31 banks; the government owns 30 banks and only one is privately owned.
The official currency is called Belarusian Ruble.
Belarus gain independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
Belarus shares borders with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
The name Belarus means "White Russia".
80% of the population is made of native Belarusians, the rest is composed of minorities; mainly Russian.
Belarus is a presidential system; it has a president and a national assembly.
The official spoken language is Belarusian and Russian.
The capital of Belarus is Minsk which is also the biggest city in the country.
Agriculture and manufacturing are the largest industries in Belarus.
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