Belarus Population 2017

9,466,958

Belarus, a Eurasian landlocked country bordered by Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania, has an estimated 2017 population of 9.47 million, down from 2014's estimated 9.3 million population.

Belarus has an estimated population of 9.47 million. This is down from the 9.3 million estimated in 2017, and the official population of 9.5 million at the 2009 census. Belarus has a very low population density of just 46 people per square kilometer (121/square mile).

Minsk is the largest city in Belarus, and is also its capital. The population of Minsk is 1.8 million people. Minsk was founded in 1067 A.D.. Currently Minsk, and Belarus in general, is leading ex-USSR states by way of urbanization. 74% of Belarus residents live in urban areas.

Belarus Demographics

Ethnic Belarusians constitute approximately 84% of the total population of Belarus. Russians are the next largest ethnic group at 8% of the population, followed by Poles (3%) and Ukrainians (1.5%). While Russian is the official and main language of the country, Belarusian is also widely spoken. Yiddish, Polish, and Ukrainian are also spoken.

59% of the population claims Eastern Orthodox Christianity as their faith; Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is practiced amongst some of the percentage of residents. Judaism and Baha’i faiths are also practiced by about 4% of the Belarus population. Belarus has no official religion, but under its constitution it allows for freedom of worship and religious practice as long as they pose no harm to social or governmental institutions.

Belarus Population in 2018Source: Zedlik

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Belarus Population Growth

Belarus has a negative population growth rate. Belarus was recently named as one of the world's fastest shrinking countries, with a population that peaked in 1991 at 10.2 million and has been dropping ever since. Belarusians typically marry at an older age and have few children, which has caused a fertility rate below the replacement value. Around two-thirds of all families in the country have just one child. There is also a large disparity in the life expectancies of men (67) and women (77).

The anticipated 2025 population is just 8.6 million.

About Belarus

Official NameRepublic of Belarus
Languages SpokenRussian, Belarusian
BordersLVA, LTU, POL, RUS, UKR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude5328
Currencies UsedBYR

Belarus Population Density

Name Population
Minsk1,742,124
Gomel480,951
Mahilyow369,200
Vitebsk342,700
Hrodna317,365
Brest300,715
Babruysk220,517
Baranovichi168,772
Pinsk130,777
Orsha125,347
Novoye Medvezhino120,000
Mazyr112,137
Malinovka105,000
Salihorsk101,614
Maladzyechna101,300
Navapolatsk100,885
Horad Barysaw100,000
Lida98,036
Polatsk82,258
Zhlobin73,089
Svyetlahorsk71,250
Rechytsa65,400
Slutsk62,228
Horad Zhodzina61,007
Slonim51,434
Kobryn50,691
Vawkavysk47,300
Kalinkavichy37,190
Smarhon'36,900
Rahachow34,700
Asipovichy34,591
Horki33,897
Navahrudak30,748
Vilyeyka30,000
Byaroza29,645
Krychaw27,681
Luninyets25,000
Dzyarzhynsk24,609
Ivatsevichy24,200
Hlybokaye22,000
Pastavy20,218
Mar''ina Horka20,100
Pruzhany19,135
Dobrush19,083
Bykhaw17,500
Lyepyel'17,400
Kalodzishchy17,000
Masty16,102
Shchuchin15,700
Stowbtsy15,500
Lyasny15,000
Klimavichy14,951
Ashmyany14,345
Mikashevichy14,000
Novolukoml'13,800
Zhytkavichy13,630
Ivanava13,614
Zaslawye13,500
Shklow13,485
Drahichyn13,389
Haradok13,380
Khoyniki13,200
Fanipol13,200
Nyasvizh12,847
Byerazino12,800
Horad Smalyavichy12,516
Braslaw12,378
Kastsyukovichy11,946
Berezovka11,800
Baran'11,600
Mstsislaw11,500
Lyakhavichy11,500
Chashniki11,484
Talachyn11,381
Chavusy11,313
Zhabinka10,921
Skidal'10,700
Byelaazyorsk10,691
Myory10,649
Pyetrykaw10,552
Kastsyukowka10,552
Kapyl'10,500
Stolin10,491
Lahoysk10,321
Lyuban'10,107
Staryya Darohi10,094
Uzda10,000
Myadzyel10,000
Syanno9,987
Chervyen'9,900
Valozhyn9,727
Malaryta9,692
Iwye9,684
Klyetsk9,641
Byalynichy9,600
Druzhny8,978
Vyetka8,969
Kirawsk8,700
Kamyanyets8,700
Slawharad8,300
Astravyets8,300
Dzyatlava8,300
Dokshytsy8,190
Machulishchy8,000
Hatava8,000
Dubrowna8,000
Krupki7,900
Cherykaw7,874
Hlusk7,800
Plyeshchanitsy7,800
Karelichy7,800
Vyerkhnyadzvinsk7,700
Davyd-Haradok7,694
Chachersk7,600
Sharkawshchyna7,500
Krasnasyel'ski7,300
Kruhlaye7,300
Klichaw7,200
Zel'va7,000
Vishnyeva7,000
Loyew7,000
Svislach6,886
Lyozna6,600
Loshnitsa6,524
Voranava6,500
Rakaw6,300
Ros'6,200
Krasnapollye6,100
Ushachy6,071
Starobin6,000
Vyalikaya Byerastavitsa5,900
Radashkovichy5,700
Rasony5,400
Chyst'5,300
Smilavichy5,200

Belarus Population Clock

What is the population of Belarus (as of 11/15/2017)?9,466,958
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)9,468,338
Births Per Day60
Deaths Per Day75
Net Migrations Per Day 5
Net Change Per Day -10
Population Change Since January 1st-3,190

Belarus Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.673 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 14.476 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.212 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.664 years
Male Life Expectancy 65.917 years
Female Life Expectancy 77.461 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.643 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.788 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.061 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.523 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 4.659 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.919 years
Rate of Natural Increase -2.995
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.05%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.43%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.551%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 21.051%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 31.096%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.869%
Median Age (Total) 39.8 years
Median Age (Female) 42.9 years
Median Age (Male) 36.8 years

Belarus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20179,468,33846.53%53.47%46-0.09%
20159,485,77246.52%53.48%460.03%
20109,473,07146.48%53.52%46-0.31%
20059,621,54346.68%53.32%46-0.64%
20009,933,60946.94%53.06%48-0.41%
199510,142,30846.88%53.12%49-0.15%
199010,216,84646.90%53.10%490.50%
19859,966,15446.68%53.32%480.68%
19809,633,88846.50%53.50%460.67%
19759,316,95546.25%53.75%450.74%
19708,977,63945.96%54.04%430.94%
19658,568,45445.65%54.35%410.92%
19608,184,63145.21%54.79%390.96%
19557,803,53744.66%55.34%380.15%
19507,745,00244.21%55.79%370.00%

Belarus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20209,415,43146.53%53.47%450.00%
20259,311,38046.51%53.49%45-0.22%
20309,163,11846.47%53.53%44-0.32%
20358,995,42646.46%53.54%43-0.37%
20408,837,33746.54%53.46%43-0.35%
20458,699,40746.74%53.26%42-0.31%
20508,570,89847.02%52.98%41-0.30%
20558,438,07647.31%52.69%41-0.31%
20608,296,54947.59%52.41%40-0.34%
20658,153,40047.87%52.13%39-0.35%
20708,020,48548.16%51.84%39-0.33%
20757,908,25348.45%51.55%38-0.28%
20807,820,20848.74%51.26%38-0.22%
20857,754,50548.97%51.03%37-0.17%
20907,703,35649.12%50.88%37-0.13%
20957,656,36649.19%50.81%37-0.12%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer