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Belize

Common English Name: Belize

Capital: Belmopan

REGION
Central America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Guatemala (South and West)
Mexico (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (East)
TOTAL AREA
22,966 km2 (99.3% land, 0.7% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Arable land potential
Timber
Fish
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Hurricanes
Flooding
DEMONYM
Belizean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Mestizo (50%)
Creole (21%)
Maya (10%)
Mixed (6%)
Garifuna (4.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
Creole
Mayan dialects
Garifuna
German
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (40.1%)
Protestant (31.5%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.7%)
POPULATION
353,858
LARGEST CITY
Belize City (60,963)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy with a Commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
21 September 1981 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Baird’s tapir
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Land of the Free
GDP PER CAPITA
$8,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Belizean Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $2.01 (BZD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bz
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+501

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.

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