The landlocked country of Belarus is in Central Europe. It comprises the city of Minsk and six regions, namely Brest, Gomel, Mogilev, Grodno, Vitebsk, and Minsk. It has a combined land area of about 80,000 square miles, with a population of about 9.5 million. It's one of the most urbanized countries worldwide, with about 40% of forested land.
As a developing country, it has close ties with the United Nations. And it's notable for taking part in significant projects of the European Union. It's also famous for its authentic traditions, World War II heritage and ancient architecture, and grand film festivals.