Belarus Cities with Hotels
Belarus, independent republic in eastern
Europe, bordered on the northwest by
Latvia, on the east by
Russia, on the south by
Ukraine, and on the west by
Poland. Formerly the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) of the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (USSR), it is also known as Belorussia (also spelled Byelorussia) and
White Russia. The republic covers an area of about 207,600 sq km (about 80,200
sq mi). Minsk is the capital and largest city.
Some of the hotels, motels and resorts available for booking
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Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, Hampton Inn,
Sheraton, Hilton, Best Western, Hyatt and Hyatt Regency, Wyndham Inn, Ritz and
Ritz Carlton, Days Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, La Quinta Inns, Comfort Inn and
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Resorts and Resort Villas throughout the globe, along with Plaza and Plaza
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Land and Resources
Belarus is a low-lying plain, with hilly uplands that seldom
exceed 300 m (about 1000 ft) in elevation. In the south are vast tracts of
sparsely inhabited swampland known as the Poles'ye Marshes (Pripyat'
Marshes). Forests cover about 30 percent of the area. Pine, fir, and birch
predominate in the north, and oak, elm, and white beech are prevalent in the
south. The republic has about 4000 lakes and rivers. Notable rivers are the
Daugava in the north, the Nemunas in the west, and the Dnepr and its
tributaries-the Pripyat', Beregina, and Sozh rivers-in the east, central,
and southern portions of the country. The climate is generally temperate and
humid, with colder, continental conditions dominant in the east. Wild boar
and elk can be found in the forests, while beaver are abundant in the
wetlands. Wisents (European bison), once plentiful in Belarus, are now
endangered and protected by government decree.
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