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
Hap10071928N1b1bUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10071929N1b1bUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10072597R0a4United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10074710T1a1jUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10077802T2b11United KingdomBelarusBelarus
Hap10081168T2e1bUnited StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10081264T2f1a1United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10088756U5a1b1c2United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
Hap10097842V7a1United StatesUnited StatesBelarus
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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.