Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, has no access to the sea.In the North and East it borders Russia, in the South - with Ukraine, with Poland in the West and with Lithuania and Latvia in the North.The territory of the Republic of Belarus is 207 600 square km2, the population is 9 495 500 people.In the report of the World Bank Group “Doing Business 2017”, Belarus ranks 37-th among 190 countries. Belarus is an attractive, safe and most important promising and profitable place for foreign investment.Due to its rich history and original architecture, Belarus attracts travelers at any time of the year. Even the most experienced traveler will find in Belarus what to see.Now, already 4 objects located on the territory of the Republic of Belarus are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Minsk is the most economically developed city in Belarus.In Minsk 1 974 800 people live, and the population is constantly increasing.An extensive network of cultural institutions has been established in the capital, including 13 museums, 10 theaters, and 3 600 sports facilities.From January 9, 2017, the entry and exit of citizens of 80 states (including Japan) in visa-free regime for up to 5 days (including the day of arrival and departure) and is carried out only through the border crossing point of the Republic of Belarus - Minsk National Airport.Minsk National Airport is Belarus International airport which offers flights to over 40 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and other regions.The main sights of the city of Minsk: Independence Avenue (length - 15 km), St. Simon and St. Helena Church, Independence Square, Trinity Suburb, National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2005, the "Architectural and Cultural Complex of the Radziwills Residence in Nesvizh" was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Nesvizh is located 112 km to the south-west from Minsk and was named the cultural capital of Belarus in 2012.The castle was rebuilt many times and as a result acquired the appearance of a palace, combining the features of many architectural styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism, Neo-Gothic and Modernism.The palace in Nesvizh for centuries, from the first half of the 16th century, was the residence of one of the richest and most influential dynasties in Europe - the Radziwills.Today, the magnificent restored castle - the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Nesvizh" is a business card of Belarus.
National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the most important sights of Belarus. These are the remains of a primeval forest stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Bug River and from the Oder to the Dnipro.Belovezhskaya Pushcha is located in the Brest region, one of the four national parks of Belarus and is the largest forest in central Europe.The reserve Belovezhskaya Pushcha is 340 km to the south-west from Minsk.In the protected forests of this reserve there are 900 plant species and 250 species of animals and birds, including rare species.The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. In 1993, it received the status of a biosphere reserve.The symbol of the national park is the European Bison.
The “Mir” Castle Complex is a unique monument of the national culture of Belarus.In year 2000, Mir Castle was included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.The object is the most characteristic and expressive of the medieval castles of Belarus.The architectural ensemble of the World presents a castle-museum of the 16th-20th centuries with 39 full-fledged expositions, earthen ramparts, picturesque parks and a pond, a church-burial vault of the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky.Traditionally, musical and knight festivals, as well as arts and crafts festivals are held at the concert grounds of the Mir castle complex.Each year, the Castle Complex "Mir" is visited by about 300 000 tourists.