Belarus Population 2017

9,457,795

Belarus has an estimated population of 9.259 million. This is down from the 9.3 million estimated last year, 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 2017Source: 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 SpokenBelarusian, Russian
BordersLVA, LTU, POL, RUS, UKR
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude5328
Currencies UsedBYR

Belarus Population Density

Name Population
Smilavichy5,200
Chyst'5,300
Rasony5,400
Radashkovichy5,700
Vyalikaya Byerastavitsa5,900
Starobin6,000
Ushachy6,071
Krasnapollye6,100
Ros'6,200
Rakaw6,300
Voranava6,500
Loshnitsa6,524
Lyozna6,600
Svislach6,886
Vishnyeva7,000
Zel'va7,000
Loyew7,000
Klichaw7,200
Krasnasyel'ski7,300
Kruhlaye7,300
Sharkawshchyna7,500
Chachersk7,600
Davyd-Haradok7,694
Vyerkhnyadzvinsk7,700
Hlusk7,800
Karelichy7,800
Plyeshchanitsy7,800
Cherykaw7,874
Dubrowna8,000
Hatava8,000
Machulishchy8,000
Dokshytsy8,190
Slawharad8,300
Dzyatlava8,300
Astravyets8,300
Krupki8,600
Kirawsk8,700
Kamyanyets8,700
Vyetka8,969
Druzhny8,978
Byalynichy9,600
Klyetsk9,641
Iwye9,684
Malaryta9,692
Valozhyn9,727
Chervyen'9,900
Syanno9,987
Uzda10,000
Myadzyel10,000
Staryya Darohi10,094
Lyuban'10,107
Lahoysk10,321
Stolin10,491
Kapyl'10,500
Pyetrykaw10,552
Kastsyukowka10,552
Myory10,649
Byelaazyorsk10,691
Skidal'10,700
Zhabinka10,921
Chavusy11,313
Talachyn11,381
Chashniki11,484
Mstsislaw11,500
Lyakhavichy11,500
Baran'11,600
Berezovka11,800
Kastsyukovichy11,946
Braslaw12,378
Horad Smalyavichy12,516
Byerazino12,800
Nyasvizh12,847
Fanipol13,200
Khoyniki13,200
Haradok13,380
Drahichyn13,389
Shklow13,485
Zaslawye13,500
Ivanava13,614
Zhytkavichy13,630
Novolukoml'13,800
Mikashevichy14,000
Ashmyany14,345
Klimavichy14,951
Lyasny15,000
Stowbtsy15,500
Shchuchin15,700
Masty16,102
Kalodzishchy17,000
Lyepyel'17,400
Bykhaw17,500
Dobrush19,083
Pruzhany19,135
Mar''ina Horka20,100
Pastavy20,218
Hlybokaye22,000
Ivatsevichy24,200
Dzyarzhynsk24,609
Luninyets25,000
Krychaw27,681
Byaroza29,645
Vilyeyka30,000
Navahrudak30,748
Horki33,897
Asipovichy34,591
Rahachow34,700
Smarhon'36,900
Kalinkavichy37,190
Vawkavysk47,300
Kobryn50,691
Slonim51,434
Horad Zhodzina61,007
Slutsk62,228
Rechytsa65,400
Svyetlahorsk71,250
Zhlobin73,089
Polatsk82,258
Lida98,036
Horad Barysaw100,000
Navapolatsk100,885
Maladzyechna101,300
Salihorsk101,614
Malinovka105,000
Mazyr112,137
Novoye Medvezhino120,000
Orsha125,347
Pinsk130,777
Baranovichi168,772
Babruysk220,517
Brest300,715
Hrodna317,365
Vitebsk342,700
Mahilyow369,200
Gomel480,951
Minsk1,742,124

Belarus Population Clock

What is the population of Belarus (as of September 13, 2017)?9,457,795
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)9458535
Births Per Day60
Deaths Per Day75
Net Migrations Per Day 5
Net Change Per Day -10
Population Change Since January 1st-2,550

Belarus Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.673 births/thousand154
Crude Death Rate 14.476 deaths/thousand7
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.212 people/thousand65
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.664 years119
Male Life Expectancy 65.917 years141
Female Life Expectancy 77.461 years100
Total Fertility Rate 1.643 children/woman160
Net Reproduction Rate 0.788 surviving daughters/woman161
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.061 males per female27
Infant Mortality Rate 3.523 deaths/1,000 live births170
Under Five Mortality 4.659 deaths/thousand166
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.919 years110
Rate of Natural Increase -2.995 192
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.05 %96
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.43 %105
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.551 %74
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 21.051 %136
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 31.096 %158
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.869 %99
Crude Suicide Rate 21.8 suicides/thousand10
Median Age (Total) 39.8 years47
Median Age (Female) 42.9 years33
Median Age (Male) 36.8 years56

Belarus Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20179,458,53546.466%53.534%46161-0.31%92
20159,495,82646.479%53.521%46159-0.15%92
20109,492,12246.498%53.502%46154-0.05%89
20059,640,61646.695%53.305%47149-0.48%82
20009,952,05546.953%53.047%49145-0.61%78
199510,159,73146.897%53.103%50137-0.32%72
199010,231,98346.912%53.088%501310.09%67
19859,990,96646.679%53.321%491240.63%63
19809,654,45546.5%53.5%471200.67%62
19759,365,83046.262%53.738%461160.61%60
19709,039,43645.989%54.011%441130.81%58
19658,607,03045.673%54.327%421101.02%56
19608,190,02645.211%54.789%401071.03%52
19557,803,53644.665%55.335%381080.79%51
19507,745,00344.209%55.791%38106-0.35%46

Belarus Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20209,364,58846.432%53.568%46162-0.34%94
20259,193,87146.364%53.636%45168-0.44%98
20308,977,48846.249%53.751%44169-0.52%100
20358,739,78046.147%53.853%43172-0.54%103
20408,513,04046.149%53.851%41174-0.5%105
20458,310,51346.28%53.72%40180-0.46%108
20508,124,85546.5%53.5%40182-0.45%112
20557,942,09746.743%53.257%39184-0.47%114
20607,756,73546.988%53.012%38185-0.48%114
20657,575,72647.241%52.759%37186-0.45%114
20707,415,54447.556%52.444%36188-0.39%113
20757,283,65347.897%52.103%35189-0.31%115
20807,183,37948.225%51.775%35188-0.23%115
20857,108,53648.489%51.511%35187-0.18%115
20907,046,02548.675%51.325%34187-0.17%115
20956,983,95948.812%51.188%34187-0.19%115
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations