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The climate is moderate. It is a little damper than in the eastern regions of Belarus. It is characterized by a warm winter & a cool summer.

Air masses of the Atlantic strongly influence the climate of Grodno region. However, this pattern is broken by inland air masses, which stimulate warm periods in summer (+38 ºC in 1956 & 1964), & cold in winter (-38 ºC in 1956).

Usually mild winter starts at the end of November & lasts about 4 months with an average temperature of -5,1 °С (the coldest month is January).

Summer is ward & humid. Its average temperature is +18 °С (the warmest month is July).

An average amount of precipitation amounts to 545 mm per year.

Spring is late & autumn is relatively cool.

It is seldom hot in summer & cold in winter.


GMT + 3 hours





Money in Belarus

The Belarusian money – cash, credit cards,        traveller’s cheques.

The Belarusian ruble is a national currency of Belarus. It is not freely convertible, & can not be bought until arrival.

There are 11 kinds of bank notes with face amount from 10 to 100 000 rubles.

There are a lot of currency exchange offices in all the Belarusian cities. They are usually situated in:

  • hotels
  • airports
  • railway stations
  • bus stations
  • central streets.

Besides, it is possible to change money almost in every bank department. There are a lot of ATMs for cash withdrawal. The most popular currency accepted in banks & currency exchange offices:

  • US dollars;
  • euro;
  • Russian rubles.

Remember that the Belarusian ruble is the only currency, which can be used when buying something. Payment for commodities & services in other currencies is illegal.  

You can also use your credit card. Traveller’s cheques can by exchanged in major banks for payments.

Since there no coins in Belarus, tokens & payment cards are widely used. 

Vending machines are uncommon for Belarus. They accept tokens that can be bought in kiosks.

Coffee machines accept bank notes.


State languages

Belarusian & Russian languages are state languages of Belarus.

Other languages, such as Polish, Ukrainian & Jewish are used by local communities.



Belarus is in Top-10 of countries, which gain increasing interest from tourists

According to evidence derived from the research of the International Travel and Tourism Association, Belarus is in Top-10 of countries, which gain increasing interest. The list of countries with fast-growing popularity has been published on the CNN Travel site.

International Festival “Puppets above the Neman” is held in May (10-13) in Grodno.

The management of the Polish Bus Communication Association in Suvalki is planning to start regular bus service between Grodno and Avgustov.
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