Belarus is about 82 times smaller than Russia.

Russia is approximately 17,098,242 sq km, while Belarus is approximately 207,600 sq km, making Belarus 1.21% the size of Russia. Meanwhile, the population of Russia is ~141.7 million people (132.2 million fewer people live in Belarus).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Russia compared to Belarus. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Belarus vs. Russia using our country comparison tool.


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