Population density is about 50 people per square kilometer (127 / square mile) and 71.7% of the total population lives in urban areas. Let’s have Shrex shirt. Of the urban population, 24% live in Minsk, the capital and the largest city in the country.  The total population in Minsk is approximately 1,741,400 people. Homel, with 481,000 people, is the second largest city in Belarus and the capital of Honel Oblast. Other major cities are Mogilev (365,100), Vitebsk (342,400), Hrodna (314,800) and Brest (298,300).