Like many other European countries, Belarus has a negative population growth rate and a negative natural growth rate. In 2007, Belarus’s population declined by 0.41% and its fertility rate was 1.22, well below the replacement rate. Its net migration rate is +0.38 per 1,000, indicating that Belarus experiences slightly more immigration than emigration. Ethnic Belarusians constitute 81.2% of Belarus’s total population. The next largest ethnic groups are Russians (11.4%), Poles (3.9%), and Ukrainians (2.4%).
Belarus Population: 9,648,533 (9 million)