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Belize

Motto: "Sub Umbra Floreo" (Latin)
"Under the shade I flourish"
Anthem: "Land of the Free"
Location of Belize (dark green) in the Americas
Location of Belize (dark green)

in the Americas

CapitalBelmopan
17°15′N88°46′W / 17.250°N 88.767°W / 17.250; -88.767
Largest cityBelize City
Official languagesEnglish
Recognized languages
Ethnic groups
(2010)[1][2][a]
Religion
(2010[1][2])
Demonym(s)Belizean
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Colville Young
Johnny Briceño
LegislatureNational Assembly
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence 
January 1964
• Independence
21 September 1981
Area
• Total
22,966 km2 (8,867 sq mi)[3][4] (147th)
• Water (%)
0.8
Population
• 2019 estimate
408,487[5] (176th)
• 2010 census
324,528[6]
• Density
17.79/km2 (46.1/sq mi) (169th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$3.484 billion[7]
• Per capita
$9,576[7]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.987 billion[7]
• Per capita
$4,890[7]
Gini (2013)53.1[8]
high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.720[9]
high · 103rd
CurrencyBelize dollar (BZD)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST (GMT-6)[10])
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+501
ISO 3166 codeBZ
Internet TLD.bz

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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