According to COUNTRYAAH, Belarus is a State of Eastern Europe (207,600 km²). Capital: Minsk. Administrative division: provinces (6). Population: 9,503,807 (2009). Language: Belarusian and Russian (official). Religion: Orthodox 40%, Catholics 7%, others 53%. Currency unit: New Belarusian ruble (100 kopecks). Human Development Index: 0.786 (53rd place). Borders: Poland (W), Lithuania (NW), Latvia (N), Russia (NE -E) and Ukraine (S). Member of: CSI, EBRD, NATO, UN and OSCE.
According to the Constitution launched in 1994, deeply amended in 1996 and again in 2004 by referendum, the President of the Republic is elected by universal suffrage every five years, without limits to the number of consecutive terms, and enjoys very wide powers, starting from the appointment and revocation of the government to arrive at the appointment of the judges of the Supreme Court and half of the judges of the Constitutional Court. Legislative activity is the responsibility of the bicameral Parliament, composed of a Chamber of Deputies of 110 members elected by direct universal suffrage for 4 years and a Council of the Republic of 64 members, of which 56 elected by local administrative bodies and 8 by appointment. presidential. Since December 1999 a union treaty with Russia, signed by the two presidents, provides for the creation of joint legislative and government bodies; but the refinement of this treaty has not made much progress. Official languages are Belarusian (written in Cyrillic characters, although there is a Belarusian version of the Latin alphabet) and, since 1995, also Russian: a large part of the population considers itself “Russian”, regardless of their actual ancestry ethnic. The Belarusian school system provides for a nine-year compulsory schooling. Generally, education lasts eleven years (four of primary school and seven of secondary) and ranges from age 6 to 17. Higher education includes various university and some academic specializations. Literacy is almost total only 0.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Minsk (Belarus)
|Daytime temperature||-5 ° C||-4 ° C||1 ° C||10 ° C||18 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||17 ° C||10 ° C||3 ° C||-2 ° C|
|Night temperature||-11 ° C||-10 ° C||-6 ° C||1 ° C||7 ° C||11 ° C||13 ° C||12 ° C||8 ° C||3 ° C||-2 ° C||-7 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||38||32||40||41||60||82||89||71||59||46||50||52|
|Hours of sunshine||1||3||4||6||8||9||8||8||5||3||1||1|
|Sunset||17:20||18:15||19:10||20:10||21:05||21:40||21:35||8:45 pm||7:30 p.m.||18:15||17:15||16:50|
The average annual temperature in Minsk is 5.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (17.3 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of -6.9 ° C.
The annual precipitation is 660 mm on 120 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. In the months of January, February, March, April, October, November and December snowfall is possible.
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines 4.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Frunzyenski District, Maskowski District, Zavodski District, Lyeninski District, Savyetski District, Kastrychnitski District and Tsentralny District.