Most of Belarus is a flat plain, with little variation in relief. The elevation is generally higher in the north, and a chain of hills runs through the central portion of the country. Marshy lowlands cover the southern region of Polesye (the Pripet Marshes) in the basin of the Pripyat River. About one-third of the country is covered with forests, mostly coniferous and birch.
The climate is moderately continental. The temperature averages -6°C in January and 18°C in July. Average annual precipitation is 550-700 mm.
Total population is 10,415,973 (World Factbook, July 1996 est.). The most populated cities in Belarus are Minsk (the capital), Vitebsk, Gomel, Baranovichi, Babruysk, Brest, Mogilev and Orsha.
Stations from the IDMP Network measure both daylight and solar radiation.

Clock Time: GMT+2. Summer time shift (GMT+3), from last Sunday in March,
to Saturday before last Sunday in October.


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