Minsk is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislach and the now subterranean Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District. As of January 2021, its population was 2,009,786, (not including suburbs), making Minsk the 11th most populous city in Europe. Minsk is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and seat of its Executive Secretary.

Approximately one-fifth of the world's countries are landlocked, meaning they have no access to the oceans. Belarus is one of 14 European landlocked countries, the others are: Andorra, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Moldova, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vatican City.

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine.

Riga is the capital of Latvia.

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.

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