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Belarus Population and Religion Percentage

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Belarus is the thirteenth-largest and the twentieth-most populous country in Europe. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Belarus in 2023 is 9,455,036 (9.45 million or 94.45 Lakh)

Source: World Population Prospects 

Total Population9,455,036
Global Rank96
Share of World Pop.0.12%
Land Area 202,900 sq. km (78,300 sq. mi)
Area Rank84
Pop. Density47 people/sq. km
Growth rate-0.39%
Fertility Rate* of Belarus 1.71
Infant mortality rate ** in Belarus 2.5
Median Age in Belarus  40.3 Years
Life Expectancy in Belarus 75.20 years
Urban Population of Belarus 79.2%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Belarus

Christianity is the main religion in Belarus, with Eastern Orthodoxy being the largest denomination.  83.30% of the Belarusians are Orthodox Christians,  6.70% are Catholic Christians (either Roman Catholic or Belarusian Greek Catholic), and 1% are members of other Christians.

Other religions are in very few numbers and only make up 0.20% of the population. About 7.80% of the population are irreligious (atheists and agnostics). Some surveys put the irreligious population at a much higher percentage.

Religion percentage in Belarus (2020)

Religion Percent%
– Eastern Orthodoxy – 83.30%
– Catholicism – 6.70%
– Other Christians – 1.00%
No religion 7.80%
Other religions 0.20%

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Top Cities in Belarus by Population
1MinskMinsk Voblast19,92,685
2HomyelHomyel Voblast5,36,938
3MahilyowMahilou Voblast3,83,313
4VitsyebskVitsebsk Voblast3,78,459
5HrodnaHrodna Voblast3,73,547
6BrestBrest Voblast3,50,616
7BabruyskMahilou Voblast2,16,793
8BaranavichyBrest Voblast1,79,000
9BarysawMinsk Voblast1,42,681
10PinskBrest Voblast1,37,960
Population of Belarus 2024 | Religion in Belarus