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K.A Former Pupils Worldwide

If you are a former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you currently live or work in this country (or have lived in it for a period of time), then e-mail us at kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you live or work (if you no longer live or work in this country, please state the years you were in residence there).

If you want to - and it does make things a lot more interesting - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or favourite anecdote or local customs or local cuisine (or anything else about this country that you'd like to share with us). You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of places you lived in or visited during your stay in this country.


K.A. International - Worldwide Learning Network
If you know of a school in this country (possibly one that your own children have attended) that would be interested in developing links and engaging in joint projects with pupils at K.A., then please e-mail kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with contact details. You can get more information on this initiative by clicking here.

N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Former Pupils in Belarus

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                   Area, City or Town of Residence



K.A. Pupils' Postcards
If you are a pupil or former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you have visited this country, then e-mail us at postcard@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you visited.

If you want to - and it does make this page a lot more worthwhile - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or unusual experience or local customs or local cuisine or first impressions or lasting impressions. (You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of a place you visited in this country).


N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Pupils' Postcards from Belarus

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                    Area, City or Town Visited


Country (long form)

Republic of Belarus
Capital
Minsk
Total Area
80,154.81 sq mi
207,600.00 sq km
Population
10,366,719 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
9,067,076
Languages
Byelorussian, Russian, other
Literacy
98.0% total, 99.0% male, 97% female (1989 est.)
Religions
Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
Life Expectancy
61.83 male, 74.48 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republic
Currency
Belarusian rubel (BR)
GDP (per capita)
$5,300 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
industry and construction N/A%, agriculture and forestry N/A%, services N/A%
Industry
metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earth movers, motorcycles, TV sets, chemical fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators
Agriculture
grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk
Arable Land
29%
Exports
machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, textiles, foodstuffs
Imports
mineral products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, foodstuffs
Natural Resources
forests, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas
Current Environmental Issues
soil pollution from pesticide use; southern part of the country contaminated with fallout from 1986 nuclear reactor accident at Chornobyl' in northern Ukraine
Telephones (main lines in use)
2.537 million (1997)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
8,000 (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
1 (1999)