Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus. As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblasć) and Minsk District (rajon).
Minsk is the largest transport hub, political, economic, cultural and scientific center of the country. It is the core of the Minsk agglomeration.
Minsk is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and seat of its Executive Secretary. It is also the tenth largest city (excluding the suburbs) in Europe, the fifth after Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Tashkent on the territory of the former USSR and the third in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
The city is located near the geographical center of the country and stands on the river Svislač. The area is 348.84 km², the population is 1,992,685 people (for the beginning of 2019) excluding suburbs.
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