Ten fun facts about Minsk
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In 2014, the population of Minsk was approximately 2,002,600.
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.
In Minsk City, there are over 400 travel agencies. Some provide agent activity while others are just tour operators.
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. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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