Flag of Belarus (GIF)

The flag of Belarus is a horizontal two-color flag of red over green in a 2:1 ratio, with a red decorative pattern on a white vertical stripe at the hoist side. While the red represents the freedom and sacrifice of the ancestors of the nation, the green symbolizes life. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on June 7, 1995.

Also, the national emblem of Belarus includes a ribbon in the colors of the national flag surrounding clover and flax flowers, a map of Belarus in the sun's rays, a globe indicating the position of Belarus, and a red star between ears of wheat.

The Belarus flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Its capital is Minsk, and its population is about 9,492,000.

The waving flag of Belarus with its emblem (unofficial)

Capital and largest city:Minsk (pop. 1,993,000)
Other major cities:Homyel (537,000)
Official languages:Belarusian, Russian
Region:Eastern Europe
Ethnic groups:83.7% Belarusians[1]
8.3% Russians
3.1% Poles
1.7% Ukrainians
3.2% Other
Religion:48.3% Eastern Orthodoxy
41.1% Irreligion
7.1% Roman Catholicism
3.3% Other religions
Area:207,595 km²
(80,153 sq mi)
Currency:Belarusian ruble

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Belarus (Belarusian: Сцяг і герб Беларусі; Russian: Флаг и герб Беларуси), GIF

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