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Belize
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Sub Umbra Floreo" (Latin)
"In 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 KingdomSeptember 21, 1981 
Area
 • Total22,966 km2[1][2] (151st)
8,867 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.7
Population
 • 2015 estimate368,310[3]
 • 2010 census324,528[4]
 • Density14.1/km2 (213th)
36.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$3.155 billion[5]
 • Per capita$8,495[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$1.807 billion[5]
 • Per capita$4,865[5]
HDI (2014)Steady 0.715[6]
high ·101st
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 October 9, 2016


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