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Belize
Motto: "Sub Umbra Floreo" (Latin)
"Under the shade I flourish"
Anthem: "Land of the Free"
Royal anthem"God Save the Queen"
Location of Belize
Location of Belize
CapitalBelmopan
17°15′N88°46′W / 17.250°N 88.767°W / 17.250; -88.767
Largest cityBelize City
Official languagesEnglish
Recognized languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups(2010[1][note 1])
DemonymBelizean
(/bəˈlziən/or/bəˈlʒən/)
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Colville Young
Dean Barrow
LegislatureNational Assembly
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
21 September 1981
Area
• Total
22,966 km2 (8,867 sq mi)[1][2] (151st)
• Water (%)
0.7
Population
• 2017 estimate
387,879[3]
• 2010 census
324,528[4]
• Density
14.1/km2 (36.5/sq mi) (213th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.252 billion[5]
• Per capita
$8,399[5]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$1.829 billion[5]
• Per capita
$4,724[5]
HDI (2014)Steady 0.715[6]
high · 101st
CurrencyBelize dollar (BZD)
Time zoneCST(UTC−6)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
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 July 9, 2017


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