Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Belarus - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





1 Belorussian Rouble (ISO 4217=BYN) = 100 kopec (parallelled with the Russian Rouble)

International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Belarus - Number format

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Belarus - Date formats



Belarus - Languages


Most of the population speak Belorussian External. There are large minorities of people speaking languages from other parts of the former Soviet Union.

Belarus - Personal names


Belarussian names are formed by a given name followed by the patronymic, which shows filiation to the father, followed by the surname:

   Ivan Ivanovitch Tolstoy

The patronymic is formed by adding –ovitch, -evich or -ich (“son of”) or -ovna, -ivna, -evna, -ichna or -inichna (“daughter of”) to the given name of the father.

Belarus - Company legal forms


These company legal forms are commonly found in Belarus:

   ААТ (Адкрытае акцыянернае таварыства)(public limited company)
   ЗАТ (Закрытае ацыянернае таварыства)(public limited company)
   ІП (індывідуальны прадпрымальнік) (sole proprietorship)
   ПУП (Прыватнае унітарнае прадпрыемства) (private unitary enterprise)
   ТАА (Таварыства з абмежаванай адказнасцю)(limited company)

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Belarus - Example address format



Note that the order of address lines in Belarus is the opposite to that used in Western Europe - the postal code and town comes first, then the street address, then the name of the person or company.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Belarus - Postal codes


Postal codes consist of a block of 6 digits. The code used is that in use since before independence from the Soviet Union. The first three digits indicate the region, the last three the post office. Numbers range between 200 and 247.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Belarus - Postal code format graphic


Belarus - Postal code format

Belarus - Postal code specifics

Belarus - Postal code regular expression


Belarus - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Belarus


Refer to Exonyms in Belarus for full lists of place names in Belarus in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Belarus - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Belarus has 6 voblastsi External (singular - voblasts') and one municipality (harady, singular - horad, shown in the list below with an asterisk):

    Brestskaya External
    Homyel’skaya External 
    Horad Minsk External *
    Hrodzyenskaya External 
    Mahilyowskaya External 
    Minskaya External
    Vitsyebskaya External 

Telephone numbers in Belarus


Belarussian telephone numbers, when called from abroad, have 9 or 10 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 25, 29, 33 or 44.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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