About Minsk

Useful links

Minsk City Executive Committee

The article about Minsk on Wikipedia

Flash facts about Belarus

  • Minsk: The host of the Ice Hockey World Championship 2014
  • Minsk: The host of the Junior Eurovision 2010 Song Contest
  • Minsk: the second-largest system of trolleybuses in the world
  • Minsk: the notable sister-cities are Milan, Nottingham, Sendai, Lyon, Eindhoven, Havana, Ankara, Abu Dhabi, Riga
  • The largest population of European bisons—zubrs—in the World
  • Belarusians are quite concerned about sports, and they are one of the best in ice hockey, tennis, table tennis, soccer, basketball, handball, biathlon, athletics
  • One of the largest Nazi-run ghettos in WW II
  • The first of the Soviet countries met the attack of the German army in 1941
  • The majority of Belarusian national dishes are made of potatoes
  • Every fifth tractor is made in Belarus
  • The place where the Soviet Union was officially disbanded
  • Belarusian was the official language of the Great Duchy of Lithuania in the middle ages
  • Belarus has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world and one of the highest education level
  • Most belarusians understand their native language, but more than a half of them speak Russian at home
  • The population of Belarus is about 10,000,000, and the population of Minsk is about 2,000,000

Minsk is the capital of the Republic of Belarus, its largest political, economic, cultural and scientific center. Minsk is located in the middle of Belarus, it is the centre of the region and district bearing the same name. The city lies along the Svisloch River. Minsk covers an area of 307, 9 square kilometers. The population of Minsk is 1829 thousand people. Minsk is divided into 9 city districts. The city is granted a special status of the capital, its charter, coat of arms and hymn.

Minsk is a city of quite an ancient history. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1067. In 1974 Minsk was awarded the title of City-Hero in the commemoration of its citizens` services in their struggle against Nazism during World War II. Minsk is a headquarter of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the place where the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Belarus are located.

Minsk is also the largest cultural centre of The Republic of Belarus. 17 museums, including the National Arts Museum of the Republic of Belarus, the Museum of History and Culture of Belarus, The Museum of History of Great Patriotic War are located in Minsk. There are also 11 theatres in the city, among the most popular are The National Academic Drama Theatre named after Gorky, Republican Theatre of Belarusian Drama, Belarusian State Music Theatre, The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, etc. Besides that there are 20 cinemas, 110 libraries in Minsk. About 300 magazines and more than 700 newspapers are edited there.



Новая версия официального сайта - sch110.minsk.edu.by
Телефон приемной: +375 17 364-45-06