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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: My Eastern ShoreMon, 26 Jan 2015 09:06:39 -0800
Jimmie & Sook's to hold Belize trip giveaway drawing

This undated photo shows Wet Willie's restaurant on a dock over the water in San Pedro, Belize. The restaurant is owned by the same couple who own Jimmie & Sook's in Cambridge. On Monday, Jan. 26, Jimmie & Sook's will host its Belize Giveaway Party to ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianSat, 03 Jan 2015 12:04:56 -0800
Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize's Great Blue Hole, a 400ft-deep cave in a barrier reef, that supports the theory that drought and climate conditions pushed the Mayans from a regional power to a ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 01 Jan 2015 08:23:54 -0800
Belize's 'Blue Hole' May Help Solve Mystery Of Maya Downfall read full story
Publisher: TheBlaze.comThu, 01 Jan 2015 18:34:36 -0800
Evidence Uncovered From Belize's 'Great Blue Hole' Just Might Hold the ... read full story
Publisher: Science TimesSat, 03 Jan 2015 14:46:45 -0800
Blue Hole of Belize?The Fall of Maya Civilization Found in the Sand read full story
Publisher: The Yucatan TimesThu, 01 Jan 2015 10:00:41 -0800
Belize 'Blue Hole' May Hold Secret to Mayan Collapse read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 02 Jan 2015 07:45:19 -0800
What killed the Maya? 'Blue Hole' offers clues read full story


Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsThu, 22 Jan 2015 21:37:30 -0800
Belize Is For The Birds

These are some of the species of birds that are spotted during the Belize Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count. Every year a team is sent to several sites around the country to count and document the different species of birds. It may seem ...   read full story


Publisher: International LivingSun, 04 Jan 2015 17:56:21 -0800
What's Life Like in Caribbean Belize?

Imagine waking up every morning to catch the sun gloriously rising over the shimmering Caribbean Sea?that's exactly how Peter Nolan, and his wife Lesley, begin their days on Ambergris Caye in Belize. From their second-floor deck, strong cup of tea in ...   read full story

Belize Tweets

From @BelizeResortCMV on Mon Jan 26 13:24:10 EST 2015 The Wildlife of Belize is Spectacular http://t.co/nStOfpYzHK #belize #wildlife #travel #adventure #vacations #luxury #nature #tours
From @marlinbz on Mon Jan 26 13:23:58 EST 2015 Top Things to do in Belize http://t.co/Gb3T7JHMC2 #belize #thingstodoinbelize #adventuretravel #beachvacations #belizevacations #caribbean
From @SanPedroScoop on Mon Jan 26 13:22:41 EST 2015 The view from my lounge chair. #Ambergris Caye #Belize #RojoBeachBar http://t.co/8avNYSRyte
From @LulubelleND on Mon Jan 26 13:22:28 EST 2015 ICYMI-->>Belize, Please: Shrimp Creole: http://t.co/8w5wBPMaux via @lulubelleND #shrimp #recipe #seafood
From @LionetteNY on Mon Jan 26 13:21:56 EST 2015 Sunshine from Belize #garrettgersonearrings http://t.co/T4KgJYyBZT
From @devilklone_bz on Mon Jan 26 13:21:10 EST 2015 WELCOME TO BELIZE BABY !!! ||||| http://t.co/7S9g9FhpYw http://t.co/zXVyKq54pF
From @BelizeResortCMV on Mon Jan 26 13:20:09 EST 2015 Top Reasons to Go to The Southern Coast of Belize http://t.co/stkfUMlcWM #southernbelize #belizetravel #fodors #vacations #luxury #adventure
From @mrsvalbuena on Mon Jan 26 13:19:12 EST 2015 We are canceling the Wednesday Belize Parent Meeting because of snow. We will reschedule and let you know the date ASAP. #bhschat Pass along
From @marlinbz on Mon Jan 26 13:17:53 EST 2015 Whale Shark season is coming up in Belize http://t.co/FS2crfxAma #whales #belize #whalesharkseason #belizediving #belizesnorkeling
From @IBelizeit on Mon Jan 26 13:16:48 EST 2015 In #Belize, you can always drive to another country! "9 Definitive Reasons Why U Should NOT Move to the #Caribbean" http://t.co/cXlcuqsUWS
From @SplashBelize on Mon Jan 26 13:15:35 EST 2015 The #Belize Reef a World Heritage Site is truly an amazing site to experience. #SplashBelize http://t.co/IPUTb9zYwq http://t.co/hrG30VGxBF
From @SanPedroScoop on Mon Jan 26 13:14:09 EST 2015 @thebpmfestival is over in Playa Del Carmen now BELIZE Electronic Music Festival! #EDM http://t.co/fH72OBEnoA http://t.co/yYIOcDqYcF
From @AMSAuwindsor on Mon Jan 26 13:14:03 EST 2015 RT @nmangla11: An article about #jalsasalana #belize published in the most read national newspaper #amandala http://t.co/kOxCpYMFYz
From @belizehub on Mon Jan 26 13:13:25 EST 2015 Take a look at this Belize Relaxation Package http://t.co/MKjoSKDtnB #belize #relax #package #holidays #belizevacation
From @BelizeResortCMV on Mon Jan 26 13:13:15 EST 2015 9 Delightfully Geeky Facts About Placencia Belize http://t.co/k15ufnzgC8 #belize #placencia #travel #adventure #chabilmar #history #luxury