Ten fun facts about Minsk

Fact 1
In 2014, the population of Minsk was approximately 2,002,600.

Fact 2
Because the city is in a large area of mixed forests, some of the forests have been preserved as parks such as the Chelyuskinites Park.

Fact 3
In Minsk City, there are over 400 travel agencies. Some provide agent activity while others are just tour operators.

Fact 4
In 2011, 92 sites entered the National list of historical and cultural heritage of the Republic of Belarus.

Fact 5
The International Sakharov Environmental University ranked number 2 in 2014 for top universities in Belarus.

Fact 6
Aleksandra Gerasimenya, from Minsk, won three medals at the European Championships for Swimming in 2012.

Fact 7
The 2010 crime figures for Minsk were the highest in all of Belarus with 193.5 crimes per 10,000 citizens.

Fact 8
The most commonly used language is Russian, but English is the international language that is spoken and understood.

Fact 9
A Belarusian rock band called N.R.M wrote a song titled 'Miensk i Minsk' on their 2007 album.

Fact 10
During the time when German occupied the Soviet territory, Mnisk was home to the largest ghetto with 1/3 of the city's 250,000 Jews.

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The capital and largest city of Belarus.

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