The territory of the country is 207,560 square km. It stretches from west to east km, from north to south km. In size, the Republic occupies the 13th place among European states and the 6-th - in the CIS. Population million people (87th in the world). Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia (959 km), Ukraine (891 km), Lithuania (502 km), Latvia (141 km) and Poland (605 km).
Relief of Belarus is predominantly flat and hilly, with an average height above sea level 160 meters, and the highest point is 345 m. The flat surface creates a favorable environment for human settlement, agricultural land development, construction industry, transport and communications, tourism organizations and recreational services.
Belarus has a temperate continental climate. In the northern part of the country during winter time in the afternoon air is heated to degrees, and the night cooled to degrees, in summer in the daytime here says about degrees celsius in the night - around degrees. The warmest are the southern and southwestern parts of the country. During the year the country falls from 500 to 800 mm of rain. The highest rainfall in the lofty central and north-western parts of Belarus. The most rainy seasons are summer and autumn.
Belarus has 6 regions with their centers in Minsk, Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno and Mogilev. Each region is divided into districts, cities and other territorial and administrative units. In Belarus there are more than 1000 cities, including 12 cities with populations over 100 thousand people.
The territory of Belarus is a watershed for the basins of the Baltic and Black Seas. In total there are rivers with a total length of 90,600 km. Major rivers, stretching over 500 km - the Dnieper and its tributaries Pripyat, Berezina, Sog, Neman and its tributary Vilia, Western Dvina. In Belarus there are 10,800 lakes and more than 9000 swamps. The most profound and varied in outline and scenic lakes are located in the north of Belarus. The biggest lake Naroch occupies an area of about 80 square km. Created and 136 artificial water reservoirs, the largest of which - Vileyka in size (79.2 square km) is comparable to the lake Naroch.