Minsk the Capital of Belarus

Capital of Belarus
Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Niamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Wikipedia
Population: 1.837 million (2009)
Area: 307.9 km²
Founded: 1067
Weather: 22°C, Wind N at 26 km/h, 64% Humidity
Local time: Friday 6:45 PM
Awards: Hero City

Minsk is the capital of Belarus, an ancient and modern city. The population is nearly approximately 2 million inhabitants. It is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, and is the commercial, industrial, financial and transportation hub of the Republic of Belarus. Minsk has a mild climate that encourages year-round outdoor activities. Picturesque lakes are to the south-east. The city is praised for its quality of life, climate, housing costs and cultural activities.
There are national drama, music theatres and ballet companies, an excellent symphony orchestra, an award winning art museum, public parks as well as professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams in Minsk. Outstanding events include numerous outdoor arts festivals, neighborhood celebrations and summer evening symphony concerts in the parks.
Minsk is known for its religious activities. There are Orthodox and Catholic churches, two Synagogues, a Mosque and other religious establishments. New churches are in state of construction including two old Polish Roman-Catholic churches being reconstructed. Mink gives room for all types of religious practices.
The city has well-organized traffic and transit systems, fine residential areas, historic landmarks and modern shopping centers.
Wonderful at its geographical location, Minsk, during the centuries was a crossroads having connected peoples of East and West, of North and South, and played a very vital role in development of economic co-operation of Europe with Asia.
Belarus today is a highly developed industrial country of more than 10 million inhabitants, a charter member of the United Nations, and maintains diplomatic and economic relations with many foreign countries. The Belarusian Industry products such as heavy lorries “BelAZ”, “MAZ”, wheel tractors, refrigerators, TV-sets, radio equipment, computers, farm implements, road construction machines, automated industrial systems and many other goods are well-known in the world market. Building materials, chemical and petroleum products as well as metallurgical products are exported to many foreign countries.