Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered clockwise by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk. Forty percent of its 207,600 square kilometres is forested, and its strongest economic sectors are agriculture and manufacturing. Most of Belarus's population of 9.85 million reside in the urban areas surrounding Minsk and other regional capitals. Most of the Belarusian economy remains state-controlled, and has been described as "Soviet-style." 51.2% of Belarusians are employed by state-controlled companies. Economically, Belarus involved itself in the CIS, Eurasian Economic Community, and Union with Russia.