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Belarus, The People of Belarus

Hrodna, complete census, population of Belarus, Vitebsk, populated cities

In the last complete census conducted in the Soviet Union in 1989, the population of Belarus was 10,151,806; a 2002 estimate was 10,335,382, giving the country a population density of 50 persons per sq km (129 per sq mi). The most notable demographic trend since the 1950s has been the steady migration of the population from the villages to urban centers, and the correspondent aging of the population remaining in the rural areas. In 1959 urban residents accounted for 31 percent of the population; in 1979 they accounted for 55 percent; and in 2000 they accounted for about 71 percent. The most populated cities are Minsk, the capital and largest city; Homyel’; Mahilyow; Vitebsk; Hrodna; and Brest. All of these cities are industrial centers. Minsk, Homyel’, and Hrodna have universities.

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