Located in the continent of Central America, Belize covers 22,806 square kilometers of land and 160 square kilometers of water, making it the 153rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 22,966 square kilometers.
Belize became an independent state in 1981, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Belize is 327,719 (2012) and the nation has a density of 14 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD). As well, the people of Belize are refered to as Belizean.
The dialing code for the country is 501 and the top level internet domain for Belizean sites is .bz.
To learn more, visit our detailed Belize section.
|Density||14.4 / km2 ( 37.2 / mi2 )|
|GDP||1,624,294,250 (2013 data)|
|GDP per Capita||4,956 (2013 data)|
|Land Area||22,806 km2 (8,805 mi2)|
|Water Area||160 km2 (62 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Mexico, Guatemala|
What is the capital of Belize?
Belmopan is the capital city of Belize. It has a population of 13,381, and is located on a latitue of 17.25 and longitude of -88.77.
Belmopan is also the political center of Belize, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.
Quick Facts About Belmopan, the Capital Of Belize
|Elevation||71 meters over sea level|
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