STATUS: Independent nation, from the USSR in 1991. Formerlty known as Byelorussia SSR.
PRONOUNCED: bel uh ROOS
WORLD LOCATION: Eastern Europe
FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: 1991
MOTOR VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED: 500,000
GRAPHICS USED: Current issues have the national crest pictured in the center of the plate.
PLATES ARE: Offiically issued, red on white embossed aluminum, with four numbers and two letter, the letters indicating the oblasts (districts) of issue.
Non passenger types:
D1 2345 - Diplomatic or Consular Missions
K prefix - Foreign correspondents
M prefix - Vehicles belonging to embassies, consulates, international organizations, banks, companies, and other foreigners and persons without citizenship.
Motorcycles have similar plates, but the number is on two lines, on a smaller plate.
Tractors and trailer have similar plates to motorcycles, but with the letters on top of the numbers.
SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs
OVAL: BY ISO: BLR
CARS DRIVE ON: Right
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