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Complete details about Belize in North America with capital city Belmopan

Country NameBelize (Belize)
Country CodeBLZ
Capital CityBelmopan
ContinentNorth America
RegionCentral America
Independence Year1981
Population241000
Surface Area22696.0
Life Expectancy70.9 years
GNP630.0 (old 616.0)
Government FormConstitutional Monarchy

Spoken Languages

English [official]     (50.8%)
Garifuna     (6.8%)
Maya Languages     (9.6%)
Spanish     (31.6%)

Major Cities

Belize City, Belize City     (population 55810)
Belmopan, Cayo     (population 7105)

Belize's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Breaking Belize NewsWed, 09 Jul 2014 07:22:27 -0700
Belize mourns the death of Ambassador Alfredo Martinez

Wednesday, July 9, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: News has been received of the death of Belize's ambassador to Guatemala Alfredo Martinez. Information received suggests that Ambassador Martinez, who had been ailing for some months now, ...   read full story


Publisher: The Seattle TimesSun, 06 Jul 2014 04:03:45 -0700
A Mayan marvel in Belize's jungle

Independently: Drive the 80 miles from Belize City to the Cayo District and Xunantunich in about 2 hours. There are many small hotels/resorts near the tourist town of San Ignacio. The region also is a popular American retiree region; for more on Cayo ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Boston HeraldSat, 05 Jul 2014 21:07:17 -0700
Belize's Maya ruins, reef enchant visitors read full story
Publisher: Khaleej TimesFri, 04 Jul 2014 23:22:30 -0700
Caribbean hotspot Belize: A natural paradise for travellers read full story


Publisher: Yahoo TravelMon, 07 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Who's Got a Barrier Reef AND Jungle Ruins? Belize, That's Who

An aerial view of the Great Blue Hole, a popular diving site that is part of Belize's barrier reef. (AP Photo/Belize Tourist Board). By Alina Hartounian. The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize's ...   read full story


Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsTue, 08 Jul 2014 22:20:45 -0700
HE David Wu's Farewell To Belize

Taiwan's Ambassador to Belize David Wu's four year tour of duty in Belize has come to an end and he is leaving on Saturday. He is going to New Zealand - and as a sendoff he invited the media to lunch today. He says leaving is such sweet sorrow:.   read full story

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Publisher: Breaking Belize NewsTue, 08 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700
Taiwanese ambassador bids farewell to press read full story

Belize Tweets

From @Spliffy_Lynzie on Thu Jul 10 01:13:38 EDT 2014 @Lex_Master_Flex drowned, swimming in Belize. He was where he loved to be, doing what he loved to do.
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From @JulesFoxworthy on Thu Jul 10 01:12:02 EDT 2014 @KEARNEY__D come to Belize
From @grenazzuri on Thu Jul 10 01:10:55 EDT 2014 #Np Wayward - Belize
From @naiif_66 on Thu Jul 10 01:10:39 EDT 2014 @AskPlayStation Hello .. I want a way to contact technical support to the Middle East problem in the ps3 please reply Belize
From @belizehub on Thu Jul 10 01:09:47 EDT 2014 Check out this unique Belize Maya vacation http://t.co/beBt0t4JsF
From @cahal_pech on Thu Jul 10 01:09:36 EDT 2014 Here are 3 adventures you can do on a Belize Vacation http://t.co/zVRGKtzEnh #belizevacation #belizetravel #belizeresorts
From @larubeya on Thu Jul 10 01:07:51 EDT 2014 We can plan your romantic beach wedding http://t.co/x09MUkHtH9 #belizewedding #placenciabelizeweddingpackages #belize
From @marlinbz on Thu Jul 10 01:07:29 EDT 2014 Dive the Belize Barrier Reef with this package http://t.co/uXLihnN2ZW #belizediving #belizescubadiving #belizedivingpackage #belizediving
From @Easy_Belize on Thu Jul 10 01:06:37 EDT 2014 #Belize Trial against BWSL continues http://t.co/RBjwxym8ZB
From @Easy_Belize on Thu Jul 10 01:06:34 EDT 2014 #Belize BWSL Union President testifies http://t.co/6iyYNr08xX
From @CapriceCouture on Thu Jul 10 01:06:02 EDT 2014 Belizean Cove Estates in Ambergris Caye, Belize http://t.co/CyD0XzJTle
From @jorge_vas10 on Thu Jul 10 01:05:33 EDT 2014 Back Home From Belize ???
From @belizehub on Thu Jul 10 01:04:39 EDT 2014 Tropical Tranquility at Coppola?s Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize http://t.co/K8td3p4UJb cc @@CoppolaResorts #belizeresorts #belizetravel
From @sharmaa18 on Thu Jul 10 01:03:53 EDT 2014 @Tylerandrews_ bro....i said Brazil... Hahah i meant belize