Belarus is a landlocked nation located in eastern Europe, between Poland and Russia. Comparatively the area occupied by Belarus is slightly smaller than the state of Kansas, with a total area of 207,600 sq km (80,154 sq mi). Belarus shares boundaries with Latvia on the N , Russia on the N and E , Ukraine on the S , Poland on the SW , and Lithuania on the NW . The boundary length of Belarus totals 3,098 km (1,925 mi).
The capital city of Belarus, Minsk, is located near the center of the country.