Belarus Population 2014
Minsk is the largest city in Belarus, and is also its capital. The population of Minsk is 1.8 million people. Minsk was founded in 1067, A.D.. Currently Minsk, and Belarus in general, is leading ex-USSR states by way of urbanization. 74% of Belarus residents live in urban areas. 0.1% is the average urbanization rate in Belarus.
Ethnic Belarusians constitute approximately 84% of the total population of Belarus. Russians are the next largest ethnic group with constitutes an 8% of the population. Ukrainians and Polish residents compromise the remaining ethnic minority. While Russian is the official and main language of the country, Belarusian is also widely spoken. Yiddish, Polish, and Ukrainian are also spoken.
59% of the population claims Eastern Orthodox Christianity as their faith; Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is practiced amongst some of the percentage of residents. Judaism and Baha’i faiths are also practiced by about 4% of the Belarus population. Belarus has no official religion, but under its constitution it allows for freedom of worship and religious practice as long as they pose no harm to social or governmental institutions.
Belarus has a negative growth rate for population, and subsequently the anticipated 2020 population is 9.28 million.
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