|Minsk is the capital of the Republic of Belarus, the administrative center of Minsk region. Situated on the river Svisloch. Located almost in the center of the country. Is the title of the hero city, was awarded two orders of Lenin. Is a major transport hub, economic, political, scientific and cultural center of the country. The city is the headquarters of the CIS. The internal division of the city is represented by nine administrative districts. The population of 1864,1 thousand people, 85.8% of the Belarusians, 10,8% Russian, 1.6% of Ukrainians.
Telephone code: 375 17. Postcode: 220000. Car code: 7.
was First mentioned in "the Tale of bygone years" in 1067 year. The exact date of Foundation is unknown. The name derives from the river Menka (in the ancient Chronicles, the city is sometimes referred to as Minsk, Menesk, Mensk), which was a tributary of the river Nemiga.