Belarus It is a country that we do not usually take into account when planning a vacation. It borders Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine and Poland, and it must be said that until 1991 it was one more in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It has an extension of 207,600 square kilometers, which makes it the 86th country in the world in terms of size. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million inhabitants.
Next I am going to tell you about major cities of this country so unknown that it is worth knowing, so take note in case you ever consider organizing a route to discover it in depth.
It is the capital of Belarus, the most populous city by far. Almost 2 million people live in the political heart of the country, where the Nyamiha and Svisloch rivers pass. It is located right in the center and its neighborhoods include the Troizkoie predmestie, as it still preserves some of the buildings of Belarusian architecture from the 18th century. Most of them were destroyed during World War II.
It is in the southeast of Belarus and barely exceeds half a million inhabitants. It goes through Sozh river and it must be said that there is an airport about 8 kilometers from the city center.
With less than 400,000 inhabitantsMaguilov's arguably the third largest city in the country. It is to the east, next to the road that connects Odesa with Saint Petersburg. Like the previous two, it is also crossed by a river, in this case by the Dnieper.
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With just over 300,000 inhabitants, Vitebsk has the privilege of being one of the oldest cities in Europe, since it was founded by the Duchess Olga of Kiev in 974. Its old streets are its main claim, as is the Belarusian State Academic Theater of Yakub the Kolás.
It is also above 300,000 inhabitants and we place it very close to the Neman River, 15 kilometers from the border with Poland and 30 kilometers from the border with Lithuania. It is famous for being the city where the gangster was born Meyer Lansky and the star of artistic gymnastics Olga Kórbut.
It is very close to the Polish border, just where the Bug Western and Mujavéts rivers meet. It barely exceeds 300,000 inhabitants and is a place that is very well connected, since its Railway Line It serves to transport both goods and people from the European Union to Eastern Europe.
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With just over 220,000 inhabitants, Brabruisk is a popular city in Belarus for having the largest sawmill in the country. In addition, both the chemical industry and machinery occupy a privileged place to employ many people. There are also schools specialized in music, dance and visual arts, so we could say that it is a city with many possibilities.
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Some 170,000 people live in this town in the province of Brest. It is very well connected and it should be noted that it shelters one of the State universities.
Known for its football team, which has been seen on more than one occasion in the group stage of the Champions League, this city of just 150,000 inhabitants is located next to the Berezina River, in the Minsk province. There, in 1812, Napoleon's army suffered one of its most painful defeats.
It is a small city, which barely reaches the 125,000 inhabitants. Despite this, it is worth visiting for its beauty. It is located between the Dnieper and Órshytsa rivers, between the cities of Vitebsk and Maguilov if you go on the E95 road.
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