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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
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: New York TimesFri, 22 May 2015 03:52:30 -0700
The Lonely Fight Against Belize's Antigay Laws

'Rozco! Love you, hon!? cried a man in baggy jeans. His shout, insincere and taunting, was aimed at the back of Caleb Orozco, a 41-year-old man walking along a row of tarp-covered souvenir stands near one of Belize City's ferry terminals. Orozco's only ...   read full story

Publisher: South Bend TribuneThu, 21 May 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Mishawaka native shot to death in Belize

A Mishawaka native has been found dead from gunshot wounds to the head in the small Central American country of Belize. Belize police are investigating the murder of Paul David Signorino, 61, after finding him May 15 in a house in the Pineapple Hill ...   read full story

Publisher: GothamistThu, 21 May 2015 10:15:00 -0700
Belize, From Jungle To Reef

Belize is a small country with much to offer. In just a few hours, you can get from the jungle interior, with wildlife, caves and Mayan ruins, to an idyllic Caribbean island with a Rasta vibe, perfect for snorkeling or diving the nearby Belize Barrier ...   read full story

Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsFri, 22 May 2015 01:15:00 -0700
WIN Belize: More Women Needed In Politics

Now this is an ongoing issue and WIN Belize along with other partners have organized a country wide consultation to attempt to address it. The consultation began a year ago and today a meeting was held to discuss and devise a list of recommendations to ...   read full story

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From @Easy_Belize on Sat May 23 00:02:47 EDT 2015 #Belize Caneros in Santa Marta Issued Eviction Notice for Farming on Private Land
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From @Easy_Belize on Sat May 23 00:02:46 EDT 2015 #Belize Caleb Orozco Featured in NY Times
From @Easy_Belize on Sat May 23 00:02:46 EDT 2015 #Belize Does Spread in NY Times Benefit LGBT Agenda?
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