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11+ Fun Maps To Learn More About Belarus

Sure, you might be able to name a couple of Belarusian cities or point Minsk on the map, but does that give you a real understanding of what is Belarus?

To fill this gap, here’s a tongue-in-cheek collection of cartography-based funny maps that they should’ve shown you at school. You are going to love them, we promise!

The weakest passport

110 is the number of countries where a Belarusian can enter without a visa or get a visa at the airport.

 

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Публикация от Mapas mundiales (@mapas_mundiales)

By the way, the figure is a bit outdated, the current is 77, according to Henley & Partners.

2019 Heatwave

Go on, admit it, you do miss heat, aren’t you?

 

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Публикация от Maps of Earth 🌎🌍🌏 (@globalmaps)

Extreme temperatures were setting heat records around the world and Belarus is no exception. One day in July was recorded as the hottest day in roughly a century of record-keeping in the country.

Movie made by Belarusians

The world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, IMBD believes that the highest-rated movie made in Belarus is In August of 1944.

 

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Публикация от Ciência! Science & Tech 🌎🔥📡🌳🧫🔬 (@falandodeciencia)

Collaborations were also taken into account in the rating: for instance, the most popular Polish film is Pianist by Roman Polanski (France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland).

Love and kids

Only 10-20% of children in Belarus are born out of wedlock. In Minsk, the figure is 13%, according to the General Statistical Office.

 

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Публикация от Interesting maps and statistic (@mapsstatistic)

Want to learn more about family, relationships and sex in Belarus? Check out these 13 funny and crazy facts.

Oil reserves

It’s hard to believe but it turns out that Belarus has two times more oil reserves than Germany or, let’s say, Poland. Look for the proof below.

 

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Публикация от Interesting Maps ⬆️🗺 [9k] (@maps.naps)

Recently, the Ministry of Environment stated that local oil reserves will be enough for 30-32 years.

Surname

The most common Belarusian “last name-profession” is Kavalioŭ and Kavaleva. Of all the last names, the most frequent is Ivanoŭ and Ivanova. Here is the map.

 

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Публикация от Think About Maps (@thinkaboutmaps)

 
Smoking

This is the number of cigarettes smoked per year by an “average Belarusian”. Perhaps the data by tobaccoatlas.org is not very accurate or outdated.

 

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Публикация от 🇩🇪MAPS MADE IN GERMANY🇩🇪 (@selfmade.maps)

The Ministry of Health says that about 30% of Belarusians smoke – on average, about 15 cigarettes per day.

Chernobyl aftermath

This is what Belarus looked like on the map of cesium contamination in May 1986.

 

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Публикация от Interesting Maps ⬆️🗺 [9k] (@maps.naps)

Eco-carelessness

The Environmental Performance Index takes into account many factors: the quality of air, water, forests cover, as well as health hazards.

Land of lakes

This is what Belarus’ largest lake looks like (in square kilometers) in comparison to our neighbours.

 

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Публикация от Map Fanatic [16.5k] (@map_fanatic)


Cannabis in Belarus

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, this is a typical price for a gram of cannabis.

 

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Публикация от Map Fanatic [16.5k] (@map_fanatic)

Wi-Fi speed

Speedtest says that fixed broadband access in Belarus is 43.33 Mbps, while mobile  – is 11.9 Mbps. However, Cable.co.uk recently stated that the average download speed in Belarus is 13.19 Mbps.

 

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Публикация от The World in Maps (@the.world.in.maps)

According to their version, Belarus takes 57th position in the global ranking of the countries with the fastest internet.

Salary

Average monthly net salary in Belarus is about €388, according to milosp.info.

 

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Публикация от Interesting maps and statistic (@mapsstatistic)

This is not far from the truth, in May, the National Statistical Committee recorded the average accrued salary in the amount of BYN 1,071.6. This is a bit more than €460.


Source: Citydog.by

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