Belarus - A Place

Belarus – A Place


  • Politics
    • Name: Belarus
    • Capital: Minsk
    • 2 Letter Code: BY
    • 3 Letter Code: BLR
  • Land
    • Contenent: Europe
    • Region: Eastern Europe
    • Total Land: 207,600 (80,200)
    • Land: 202,900 (78,300)
    • Water: 4,700 (1,800)
  • People
    • Population: 10,293,011
    • Birth Rate: 11.16 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 14.02 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 13.37 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 100.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 9.3%%
    • Industry: 31.6%%
    • Service: 59.1%%


Belarus is officially the Republic of Belarus. It is a country in Eastern Europe.


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Modern Times

The current population of Belarus is 9,444,536. Most of the population is Urban (75.1%).

The population of Belarus speaks several minority languages, such as Polish, Ukrainian, and Eastern Yiddish. There most of the people speak Belarusian (12%) and Russian (72%).

The majority of this country is ethnically Belarusian (84%). The other significant ethnic groups include Russians (8%), Poles (3%) and Ukrainians (1.5%).

Belarus has no official religion. However, much of Belarus’ population claims Eastern Orthodox Christianity (59%). There is also Judaism (4%) and Baha’i (4%).


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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg IDHg Build 16Birth CountryMother's Birth CountryMaternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10000775H6a1a5United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10002666H1e4aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10010612H40bUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10010862HV5United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10011238H5c2United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10018974HV5United StatesBelarusUnspecified
Hap10020973H1e4aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10023013H40bUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10025501H6a1a3United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10027524HV5United StatesBelarusUnspecified
Hap10027662H5cUnited StatesVenezuelaBelarus
Hap10028186H5a1aUnited StatesBelarusBelarus
Hap10028803H6a1aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10031757H7c2United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10048282I1c1aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10048283I1c1aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10048284I1c1aUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10051331J1c1United StatesBelarusBelarus
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Sources and Resources


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Journal Articles

  • Pankratov, V., Litvinov, S., Kassian, A., Shulhin, D., Tchebotarev, L., Yunusbayev, B., Möls, M., Sahakyan, H., Yepiskoposyan, L., Rootsi, S. and Metspalu, E. (2016). East Eurasian ancestry in the middle of Europe: genetic footprints of Steppe nomads in the genomes of Belarusian Lipka Tatars. Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 30197.
  • Kushniarevich, A., Sivitskaya, L., Danilenko, N., Novogrodskii, T., Tsybovsky, I., Kiseleva, A., Kotova, S., Chaubey, G., Metspalu, E., Sahakyan, H. and Bahmanimehr, A. (2013). Uniparental Genetic Heritage of Belarusians: Encounter of Rare Middle Eastern Matrilineages with a Central European Mitochondrial DNA Pool. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e66499.