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Belarus Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 10,034   Population 2000 (UN '000) 10,187
Area (km2) 207,013   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 42
Number of Administrative Units 119   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 84
Number of Urban Extents 35   Number of Settlement Points 35

Belarus Details

Continent Europe
Country Name Belarus
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Oblast
Level2 Type Rayon
Number of Units 119
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 84
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1999
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 10,181
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 10,097
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 10,034
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 10,260
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 10,329
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 10,187
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 207,013
Average Input Resolution (km) 42
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 35
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,688,585
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 23,167
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 162,801
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 35
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,147
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 6
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 223
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 7,795
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,871,061
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,755
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 164,992
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,774,710
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 58%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 70%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 71
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
(1) 1999 Belarussian Census; (2) The 1989 Rayon level data is from ACASIAN; the 1999 population data is from the national statistical office
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; Statistical Yearbook of Belarus 2000, UN Statistical Library, hard copy
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Cities and urban-type localities, officially designated as such, usually according to criteria based on the number of inhabitants and predominance of non-agricultural workers and their families.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The 1999 population do not have separate population for the cities (ad. Gors), thus to match the 1989 data with the 1999 data, the population of the ad gors are merged with the parent rayons.
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