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Belize Facts

Belize's Information

Flag of Belize
Land Area 22,806 km2
Water Area 160 km2
Total Area 22,966km2 (#147)
Population 353,858 (#176)
Population Density 15.52/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)
More Information Belize
Largest Cities
  • Name: Belize
  • Capital City: Belmopan (21,000 pop.)
  • Belize Population: 334,297 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZD)
    (conversion rates)

    belize dollar
    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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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Belize Trivia

What Languages Are Spoken in Belize?

English and Spanish are the most widely spoken languages in Belize, and bilingualism is very common in the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Belize?

Where is Belize?

Belize is a country located in Central America.

Fun Facts about Belize

Who are the Ecoregions of Belize?

Belize has seven ecoregions: the Peten-Veracruz Moist Forests, the Yucatan Moist Forests, the Belizean Pine Forests, the Belizean Coast Mangroves, the Belizean Reef Mangroves, the Quintana Roo-Motagua, and the Western Caribbean Sea.

Ecological Regions Of Belize

What is the Leading Cause of Death in Belize?

Diabetes tops the list as the number 1 killer in Belize. Of all deaths occurring annually, 9.5% can be attributed to this disease.

Leading Causes Of Death In Belize

Where is the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve?

Added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve covers approximately 237,962 acres off the coast of Belize and hosts the largest coral reef system in the northern hemisphere. Within the site are 7 protected areas that include national parks, marine reserves, and natural monuments.

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve - Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site

What is the biggest city in Belize?

Belize City is the biggest city in Belize with around 60,000 people.

Biggest Cities In Belize

About the Author

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