Republic of Belarus
Belarus is situated in the center of Europe on the watershed of the
Baltic and Black Seas. The capital is the city of Minsk. Belarus borders
on Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine.
The territory of Belarus totals 207.6 thousand sq km. It stretches
from west to east for 650 km and from north to south for 560 km. The
distance between Minsk and the capitals of neighboring states is as
Vilnius - 215 km, Warsaw - 550 km, Riga - 470 km, Kiev – 580 km, Moscow
- 700 km.