Welcome to Minsk


Brief information about the Minsk

Since the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative center of Minsk Region (voblasć) and Minsk District (important ).

The people in January 2018 was 1,982,444, (not including suburbs) which makes Minsk that the 11th most populous city in Europe. The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it had been mentioned as a provincial city over the Principality of Polotsk.

The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499. In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it was a capital of the Minsk Voivodeship, By 1569. It had been a part of a area.

From 1919 to 1991, after the Revolution, Minsk was the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, in the Soviet Union. In June 2019, Minsk hosted the 2019 European Games.