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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Belarus - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



9 200 617 (2023 estimate) [1]



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 and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 29th March 2021

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


   Note: This section last updated 6th January 2016

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 http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Belarus - Address formats


   Note: This section last updated 9th August 2018

To aid mail sorting, Belarus has changed its address format to a more standard "Western" pattern. The format is:

   Recipient name
   Thoroughfare[, ]building number{[, ]Apartment number
   {Rural Settlement}
   postal code[ ]PLACE NAME

For example:



Smaller villages, those without post offices, may not have names streets, and in those cases the village is used instead of a thoroughfare name and the name after the postal code is that of the city with the delivering post office. If the village does have street names, the name of the village is added above the postal code line.


The previous address format, where the address line order is opposite to that used in Western Europe, may continue to be found:


Common strings and abbreviations found in addresses include:

Doma, d. Building number
Gorod, g. City
Korpus, k. Building
Kvartira, kv. Door, apartment
Oblast, Obl. Oblast
prospekt, pr-t Avenue
Rayon, r-na Rayon
ulica, ul. Street
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Belarus - Post office box


   Note: This section last updated 9th August 2018

This is written as: Абонентский ящик (Abonentskiy Yashchik, a/ya.).

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


Belarus - Postal code map

Belarus postal codes map Click on map for larger version

Place names in Belarus


   Note: This section last updated 6th April 2015

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 http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Belarus - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 13th May 2020

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

Region Postal code range
Brestskaya External 224-225
Homyel’skaya External 246-247
Horad Minsk External * 200, 220
Hrodzyenskaya External 230-231
Mahilyowskaya External 212-213
Minskaya External 222-223
Vitsyebskaya External 210-211

Administrative districts graphic


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 http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/belarus/admin/ External 20230517

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