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Tram systems in Belarus

About Belarus

Belarus is officially known as the Republic of Belarus and is located in Eastern Europe. Belarus is a former constituent of the SOviet Union, until it declared independence in August 1991, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Belarus is the 84th largest country in the world, with an area of 207,595km2 and the 93rd most populous, with a population of 9,491,800 (2018 (estimated)). Belarus is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west and Latvia and Lithuania to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk, which is also the most populous city in the country.

Trams in Belarus

The history of trams in Belarus can be dated back to 1892 when horsedrawn trams were introduced in Minsk. There are currently trams in 4 cities, Mazyr, Minsk, Navapolatsk and Vitebsk. The only city that has historically had trams, but no longer does is Mahilyow, which had a horsedrawn tram system from early 1910 until 1920.