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Where is Belize?

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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.

Belize shares land borders with 2 countries: Mexico, Guatemala.

To learn more, visit our detailed Belize section.

Quick facts

Population 327,719
Density 14.4 / km2 ( 37.2 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1981
Capital Belmopan (Cayo)
Currency Belize Dollar
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
Minimum Longitude -89.220
Maximum Longitude -87.480
Mininum Latitude 15.890
Maximum Latitude 18.490

What is the capital of Belize?

map showing the location of Belize
Location of Belmopan on a map.

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

City Belmopan
Country Belize
Population 13,381
Longitude -88.76667000
Latitude 17.25000000
Elevation 71 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.