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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: Huffington PostFri, 21 Nov 2014 06:37:30 -0800
A Luxury Resort Threatens Belize's Mesoamerican Reef

Belize's Lighthouse Reef Atoll is the home of the world-famous Great Blue Hole -- a massive underwater sinkhole and World Heritage Site. The islands that make up this ring of coral reefs are known for their crystal blue waters, white sand beaches, and ...   read full story


Publisher: Palm Beach Daily NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 21:15:00 -0800
Expats fish, shop on Belize's Ambergris Caye

Most people visiting Belize's largest island, and the country's No. 1 tourist destination, look pretty happy ? from the exuberant young bride and groom at the elegant Victoria House hotel to the fishermen returning to El Pescador, the island's premier ...   read full story


Publisher: channel5belizeFri, 21 Nov 2014 19:22:30 -0800
Countdown to Belize vs. Mexico

In one week, eight Belizeans and eight Mexicans will literally bring blood, sweat and tears for the glory of representing their country in a sport that is growing in Belize?.that's mixed martial arts. The Belizeans fighters are from Dangriga, Corozal ...   read full story


Publisher: channel5belizeFri, 21 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0800
Las Flores Woman Infected in Belize

The first suspected case of CHIK-V was believed to have been imported into the country since Las Flores is a predominantly immigrant community. While that case was never confirmed, the diagnosis of the woman indicates that she was infected here in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Outbreak News TodaySat, 22 Nov 2014 04:26:53 -0800
Belize confirms 1st three autochthonous chikungunya cases while El Salvador ... read full story
Publisher: Breaking Belize NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 10:54:25 -0800
Chikungunya confirmed in Belize read full story
Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 21:26:15 -0800
It's Confirmed, Chik-V In Belize read full story

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From @TopAmazingWorld on Sun Nov 23 14:28:45 EST 2014 Ambergris Caye, Belize #Photography #Nature #TopAmazingWorld http://t.co/f9MHauUUZE
From @belizehub on Sun Nov 23 14:28:37 EST 2014 Visit Tikal - one of the largest Maya cities in Mesoamerica and the world http://t.co/ocjt6K2gLj #guatemala #belize
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