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14 October 2020, 11:09

Ethnic composition of Belarus

Ethnic composition of Belarus

The National Statistics Committee has released the new data based on the census conducted in Belarus in 2019.

Total population:

1999 – 10,045,237,

Belarusians – 8,159,073 (81.2%)

Russians – 1,141,731

Poles – 395,712

Ukrainians – 237,014;

2019 – 9,413,446

Belarusians – 7,990,719 (84.9%)

Russians – 706,992

Poles – 287,693

Ukrainians – 159,656.

Belarus is also home to Jews, Armenians, Tatars, Gypsies, Azeris, Lithuanians, Turkmens, Germans, Georgians, Moldovans, Chinese, Latvians, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Arabs, Tajiks, Chuvash, Vietnamese, Bulgarians, Mordvins, Greeks, Koreans, Afghans, Bashkirs, Turks.

Ethnic composition of the regions is influenced by neighboring countries:

Vitebsk Oblast – of 1,135,731 residents

138,075 are Russians

Mogilev Oblast - of 1,024,751 residents

62,232 are Russians

Grodno Oblast - of 1,026,816 residents

223,119 are Poles

Brest Oblast - of 1,348,115 residents

37,648 are Ukrainians.

Among Belarusians, Russians, Poles, Ukrainians, Jews more than half of residents over 15 are in relations or married.

The level of education has increased over the past 20 years: many more Belarusians, Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Jews now have postgraduate, university, college or vocational education diplomas.

Source: National Statistics Committee

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