The Minsk region, one of the six administrative regions (or oblasts) which make up Belarus, lies in the middle of the country and contains Minsk city, the capital of Belarus
The Minsk region of Belarus is one of the most economically developed areas of the country, even though it has no international borders.
1.401,9 million people live in the Minsk region.
Minsk city is the capital and main city with a further 24 towns in the region.
The Minsk region is at the crossroads of several major transport routes, connecting Western Europe with the East, and the Black Sea coast regions with the Baltic Sea states.
The road network is excellent throughout the region with extensive local, national, and international roads.
The railway network, which runs through the region, connects Russia with Europe, and the Baltics with the southern CIS states.
There is an airport in Minsk.
There’s a rich diversity of industry in the Minsk region, including:
Industrial activity in the region centres around five towns (percentage of regional activity in brackets):
There is a free economic zone in Minsk
The Minsk region is rich in a wide range of natural resources and minerals, including:
Agriculture is varied and well-established in the Minsk region.
Cattle and pig farming are significant industries and there are also large poultry farms in the region.
The main crops are potatoes, flax and sugar beet, and there are also a number of horticultural farms around the major cities
The Minsk region’s many cultural attractions include 2 major theatres and 17 museums.
Sport is also important in the Minsk region, which has 68 sports stadia and a number of specialist sports schools.
The many buildings and monuments of historical and cultural interest in the Minsk region include:
The Dudutki Museum of 19th-century Life is a popular tourist attraction in the region.