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Belize
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Sub Umbra Floreo" (Latin)
"Under the shade I flourish"
Anthem: "Land of the Free"

Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"
CapitalBelmopan
17°15′N88°46′W / 17.250°N 88.767°W / 17.250; -88.767
Largest cityBelize City
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups (2010[1][note 1])
DemonymBelizean
(/bəˈlziən/or/bəˈlʒən/)
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - Governor-GeneralColville Young
 - Prime MinisterDean Barrow
LegislatureNational Assembly
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom21 September 1981 
Area
 - Total22,966[1] km2 (151st)
8,867 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.7
Population
 - 2014 estimate340,844[1]
 - 2010 census324,528[2]
 - Density14.1/km2 (213th)
36.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$2.942 billion[3]
 - Per capita$8,247[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$1.693 billion[3]
 - Per capita$4,744[3]
HDI (2013)0.732[4]
high ·84th
CurrencyBelize dollar (BZD)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Drives on theright
Calling code501
ISO 3166 codeBZ
Internet TLD.bz

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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