Common English Name: Belize
Capital: Belmopan

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Spanish, Creole, Mayan dialects, Garifuna, German

Resources

Arable land potential, Timber, Fish, Hydropower

Neighbors

Guatemala (South and West), Mexico (North)

Ethnic groups

Mestizo (50%), Creole (21%), Maya (10%), Mixed (6%), Garifuna (4.6%)

People

Est. Population:

353,858

Demonym:

Belizean

Religions:

Roman Catholic (40.1%)
Protestant (31.5%)
Jehovah's Witness (1.7%)

Largest City:

Belize City (60,963)

Other Cities:

Parliamentary democracy with a Commonwealth realm

Geography

Region:

Central America

Bodies of Water:

Caribbean Sea (East)

Total Area:

22,966 km2 (99.3% land, 0.7% water)

Total Land:

542 km

Total Coastline:

386 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Flat, swampy coastal plain
Mountains in the south

Highest Point

Doyle's Delight (1,160 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Hurricanes
Flooding

Government

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Admin. Divisions

6 Districts

Independence:

21 September 1981 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Baird's tapir

Nat'l Anthem:

Land of the Free

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$8,400 (USD)

Currency

$ (Belizean Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Belizean Dollar)2.01

Communication

Internet Code

.bz

Telephone Code

+501

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Cultural Notes

English is the official language as a result of British colonization, however the plurality of the population speaks Spanish.
Garifuna are people of mixed African and native Belizean descent.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/be.html (Majority of information)
https://www.belize.com/belize-demographics (Ethnic data)
http://bit.ly/2eS9E5n (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 October 2016