Life that lasts more than a century
546 Belarusian residents are more than a hundred years old
According to the Department for Veteran and Disabled Affairs at the Ministry for Labour and Social Protection, as of April 1st, 2014, there were eight Belarusians aged 110 years or older. Three of them live in the Grodno Region, two reside in the Minsk Region and one can be found in each of the Brest, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions.
Women are in the lead among domestic long-livers, with 478 women already having celebrated their 100th anniversary against just 68 men.
The Grodno Region is the flagship of the number of centenarians. As of April 1st, 2014, there were 135 domiciled here. The second place is occupied by the Minsk Region (97), followed by the Brest Region (80). The Vitebsk Region is ranked fourth (68) while the Gomel Region and in Minsk itself each have 58 people who have marked their 100th birthday, with a further 50 residing in the Mogilev Region.