UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Belarus is located on the 53rd latitude--roughly the same as Hamburg, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; and Edmonton, Canada. It has a temperate continental climate. Average summer temperatures are in the mid-60's to mid-70's. (July is the warmest month.) It can be cold from October to April. Average winter temperatures are in the low teens and 20's F. Frost can occur 6 to 7 months of the year. Snow/ice can be expected from December to March, and occasionally into April. Winter days are short. Spring, summer, and fall bring long hours of welcome light. Average annual precipitation is 22-28 inches; June, July, and August are the wettest months.
Belarusian, Russian, other
Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish, Ukrainian, and other 7.4%
Independence Day, 3 July (1944); note - 3 July 1944 was the date Minsk was liberated from German troops, 25 August 1991 was the date of independence from the Soviet Union
53 00 N, 28 00 E
Eastern Europe, east of Poland