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Мінск, Минск
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Coordinates: 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.900°N 27.567°E / 53.900; 27.567Coordinates: 53°54′N 27°34′E / 53.900°N 27.567°E / 53.900; 27.567
 • MayorAndrei Shorets
 • City409.5 km2 (158.1 sq mi)
280.4 m (919.9 ft)
 • City1,921,807
 • Density5966/km2 (15,450/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+3 (EEST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+375 17

+375 29 (mobile Velcom, MTS or Diallog)
+375 25 (mobile Life)
+375 33 (mobile MTS)

+375 44 (mobile Velcom)
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Minsk (Belaroushie: Мінск, pronounced [mʲinsk]; Roushie: Минск, [mʲinsk]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety in Belaroushie, situatit on the Svislach an Niamiha rivers. Minsk is a heidquarters o the Commonwalth o Unthirlt States (CUS) an aw. As the naitional caipital, Minsk haes a special admeenistrative status in Belaroushie an is the admeenistrative centre o Minsk voblast (province) an Minsk raion (destrict) an aw. It haes a population o 1,837,000 inhabitants (2009).

The earliest references tae Minsk date tae the 11t century (1067), when it wis a provincial ceety athin the principality o Polotsk. In 1242, Minsk became a pairt o the Grand Duchy o Lithuanie, an it received its toun privileges in 1499. Frae 1569, it wis a caipital o the Minsk Voivodship in the Pols–Lithuanie Commonweel. It wis annexed bi Roushie in 1793, as a consequence o the Seicont Partition o Poland. Frae 1919–1991, Minsk wis the caipital o the Byeloroushie Soviet Socialist Republic.

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Minsk haes cultural links tae 20 twin touns in various kintras: