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Belize's Quick Facts

Land Area 22,806 km2
Water Area 160 km2
Total Area 22,966 km2
Population 353,858
Population Density 15.41 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (National Assembly) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $3.09 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,200
Currency Dollar (BZD)
Largest Cities
  • Belize City (61,461)
  • San Ignacio (16,812)
  • Orange Walk (15,298)
  • Belmopan (13,381)
  • Name: Belize
  • Capital City: Belmopan (21,000 pop.)
  • Belize Population: 334,297 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZD)
    (conversion rates)

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    One Belizean Dollar

  • Ethnicity: Mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, other 9.7%
  • GDP total: $2.896 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $8,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish 46%, Creole 32.9%, Mayan dialects 8.9%, English 3.9% (official), Garifuna 3.4% (Carib), German 3.3%, other 1.4%, unknown 0.2%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Belize City, San Ignacio, Orange Walk, Belmopan
  • Name: formerly British Honduras; the origin of its current name is unknown, however, it's thought to be of African heritage
  • Bermuda Day: September 21
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7.4%, Anglican 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Mennonite 4.1%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), other 14%, none 9.4%
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