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 ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10071927 N1b1b China China Belarus
Hap10071928 N1b1b United States United States Belarus
Hap10071929 N1b1b United States United States Belarus
Hap10072542 R0a2m Israel Unspecified Belarus
Hap10072597 R0a4 United States United States Belarus
Hap10073732 T1a1 Belarus Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10074710 T1a1j United States United States Belarus
Hap10075034 T1b3 Canada Belarus Unspecified
Hap10076131 T2b Sweden Poland Belarus
Hap10077802 T2b11 United Kingdom Belarus Belarus
Hap10081168 T2e1b United States United States Belarus
Hap10081264 T2f1a1 United States United States Belarus
Hap10082923 U2e1b1 Belarus Belarus Belarus
Hap10086165 U4c1a Belarus Ukraine Belarus
Hap10088756 U5a1b1c2 United States United States Belarus
Hap10089937 U5a2b Russia Belarus Belarus
Hap10089981 U5a2b Ukraine Belarus Unspecified
Hap10094631 U7a5 Belarus Belarus Belarus
Hap10096957 V1a1 Canada Belarus Unspecified
Hap10097842 V7a1 United States United States Belarus
Hap10099166 W3b1 Israel Belarus Belarus
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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.

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