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Atlas of Belarus

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Беларусь

Беларуская Беларусь - Рэспубліка Беларусь[1]

Рэспубліка Беларусь — краіна ва Усходняй Еўропе, буйнейшая па тэрыторыі ў Еўропе краіна бяз выхаду да мора. Мяжуе з Польшчай на захадзе, Лiтвой на паўночным захадзе, Латвіяй на поўначы, Расiяй на ўсходзе і Украінай на поўдні.

Русский Белоруссия - Республика Беларусь[2]

Республика Беларусь, Белору́ссия — государство в Восточной Европе, с 2 апреля 1997 член Союза России и Белоруссии. В 1922—1991 бывшая Белорусская Советская Социалистическая Республика была членом-учредителем СССР. Страна также является членом-учредителем ООН, СНГ, ОДКБ, Евразэса, а также членом других международных объединений.

English Belarus - Republic of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordering ► Russia, ► Ukraine, ► Poland, ► Lithuania, and ► Latvia. Its capital is Minsk, and other important cities include Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk. One third of the country's surface is covered in forests.


Short name  Belarus
Official  name Republic of Belarus
Status Independent country since 1991
Location East Europe
Capital Мінск[3]
Минск[4]
Population 9,457,500 (as of 2012) inhabitants
Area 207,600 km²
Major  languages Belarusian, Russian (both official)
Major  religions Orthodoxy
More information Belarus, Geography of Belarus, History of Belarus and Politics of Belarus
More  images Belarus - Belarus (Category).

General maps

Bo-map.png Map of Belarus
Belarus 1997 CIA map.jpg Map of Belarus
La2-demis-belarus.png Map of Belarus
Belarus.geohive.png Map of Belarus

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Belarus provinces belarusian.png Administrative divisions of Belarus (in Belarusian)
Belarus provinces english.png Subdivisions of Belarus
Subdivisions of Belarus.png Subdivisions of Belarus

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Belarus, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Belarus.

Celts 800-400BC.PNG Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800-400 BC
Distribution of Celts in Europe.png Celts in Europe
Pre-roman iron age (map).PNG Proto-Germanic people's
Pre Migration Age Germanic.png Map showing the pre-Migration Age distribution of the Germanic tribes in Proto-Germanic times, and stages of their expansion up to 50 BC, AD 100 and AD 300.
Scythia-Parthia 100 BC.png Map of Scythia 100 BC
Antes01.png State of the Antes in the 6th century (around 560), according to the book of Francis Dvornik
Early Rus.png Early Rus'
Varangian routes.png Varangian routes
Mongol Empire map.gif Map showing changes in borders of the Mongol Empire from founding by Genghis Khan in 1206, Genghis Khan's death in 1227 to the rule of Kublai Khan (1260–1294). (Uses modern day borders)
   Mongol Empire

By 1294 the empire had split into:

   Empire of the Great Khan (Yuan Dynasty)
Galicia-Volhynia map.PNG Volhynia in the 13th century
LithuaniaHistory.png Map showing changes in the territory of Lithuania including present-day Belarus from the 13th century to the present day
Lithuanian state in 13-15th centuries.png Lithuania in the 13th and 15th century
LithuaniaHistory.png Map of Lithuania
IRP 1466.PNG In 1386 Poland and Lithuania formed a Polish-Lithuanian personal union, succeeded in 1569 by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Large parts of present-day Belarus and Ukraine were part of Poland-Lithuania. This map shows the borders in 1466
Irp1569.jpg Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569
Location-Pol-Lith-Commonwealth.png Location of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth 1619 map.png Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth compared with present borders
Rzeczpospolita Potop.png Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish-Swedish union 1592-1599.PNG Polish-Swedish Union 1592-1599
Rzeczpospolita 1600.png Commonwealth 1600
Irp.jpg Commonwealth 1635
IRP1658.png Commonwealth 1658
Rzeczpospolita.png Commonwealth 1686
Irp1686.png
Rzeczpospolita voivodships.png Commonwealth, division in voivodships
IRP.PNG Commonwealth 1701
RP 1701.JPG Commonwealth 1701
7yearswar.PNG 7 years war 1756-1762
Karte polnischeteilungen4.jpg The divisions of the Commonwealth
Rzeczpospolita Rozbiory 1.png Commonwealth after 1st partition
PolishRuswar1792.PNG Polish-Russian War 1792
PolRuswar 1792.JPG
Rzeczpospolita Rozbiory 2.png Commonwealth after 2nd partition
Rp 1794.jpg Poland 1794
Rzeczpospolita Rozbiory 3.png The third partition meant the end of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the final division between Prussia, Russia and Austria after 3rd partition
Russia Empire 1800-1900.PNG Russian Empire
Imperio Ruso.PNG The Russian Empire in 1866
Meyers b14 s0080a.jpg History of the Russian Empire (in German)
Russmap in 1913.png Russia in 1912
Russia ethnic.JPG Ethnic map of European Russia before the First World War (in French)
PBW March 1919.png After the Russian revolution, Poland reconquered White Russia. A war between Poland and the new regime in Russia started March 1919
PBW December 1919.png December 1919
PBW June 1920.png June 1920
PBW August 1920.png August 1920
Rzeczpospolita 1922.png Borders of newly independent Poland after the Peace Treaty of Riga of 1921
Rzeczpospolita 1920 claims names.png Foreign claims in Poland in 1920
Rzeczpospolita 1789-1920.png Comparison 1789-1920
Poland 1939.png Western White Russia is part of Poland. Poland between 1921 and 1939
Polen 1921-1939.png Poland 1921-1939
Curzon line en.svg Curzon line
Second world war europe 1941-1942 map en.png Eastern front of the Second World War circa 1941-1942.
Bssr1940.png Byelorussian SSR upon the outbreak of WWII
Bssr1944.PNG BSSR 20.09.1944 - 16.08.1945
SovietEvolution.png Evolution of the Soviet Union
Map of Poland (1945).png Changing of the borders
Map of Poland (1945) rus.png Border changes after WW2 (Russian text)
SovietUnionBelarus.png Belarus inside the Soviet Union
Belarus provinces 1960-1993.png Administrative divisions 1960-1993

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

BNR (Ruthienie Blanche) Map 1918.jpg Map of the territory claimed by the Belarusian National Republic (published in 1918)

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Belarus in December 2002.jpg Satellite map of Belarus

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  1. Romanization: Belarus' - Respublika Belarus'.
  2. Romanization of Russian according to the BGN/PCGN standard: Byelorussiya - Respublika Byelarus'. Another used romanization is the ISO 9 standard.
  3. Romanization: Mìnsk
  4. Romanization of Russian according to the BGN/PCGN standard: Minsk. Another used romanization is the ISO 9 standard.

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