Belarus in Figures
Republic of Belarus
The central position of Belarus in Europe is of great importance for the development of trade, economic and humanitarian ties, international tourism.
Brest Oblast is the western gate of Belarus and of the Eurasian Economic Union. Landmarks and tourist attractions: Brest Hero Fortress, the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, the Kossovo Palace and Park Ensemble, Ruzhany Palace Complex of the Sapieha family, Belaya Vezha (the White Tower).
Vitebsk Oblast is the cradle of Belarusian statehood, the oldest city in the country is located here. Landmarks and tourist attractions: the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Braslav Lakes, Saint Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk.
Gomel Oblast is the only region in Belarus where oil is produced. Landmarks and tourist attractions: the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskeviches, the Castle Hill and stone crosses in Turov, the Neglubka weaving.
Grodno Oblast is a region where the country’s largest innovative project - the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant - is being implemented. Landmarks and tourist attractions: Mir Castle, the Struve Geodetic Arc, Sts. Boris and Gleb Church (Kolozha Church), the Augustow Canal.
Mogilev Oblast is situated in the east of the country. The city of Gorki in Mogilev Oblast is a home to Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, the oldest agricultural university in the CIS and Europe. Landmarks and tourist attractions: the Kupala Night Festival Alexandria Gathers Friends, Trofimov's Spring, the memorial Buinichi Field.
Minsk Oblast is the largest region of Belarus with a powerful industry. Landmarks and tourist attractions: BelAZ, the national landscape reserve Nalibokskaya Pushcha (Naliboki Forest), Nesvizh Castle, Khatyn Memorial Complex, ski resorts in Logoisk and Silichi.
Minsk is the capital of Belarus, one of the internationally recognized peace brokering centers of the 21st century. Landmarks and tourist attractions: the Minsk Gate, the Palace of the Republic, Victory Square, the National Library of Belarus.