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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: AmandalaSat, 30 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0700
A battle for Belize

The Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs has embassies and consular offices in the major cities in the United States, and has been in the best position of any local institution to alert Belizeans in the diaspora to incidents of increasing Guatemalan ...   read full story

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Publisher: Breaking Belize News (blog)Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:58:59 -0700
BREAKING: Belize authorities detain 3 boat captains from the Belize ... read full story
Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsSat, 30 Apr 2016 16:03:45 -0700
PUP Pillories Government For Sarstoon Law read full story
Publisher: The Reporter BelizeSat, 30 Apr 2016 21:07:30 -0700
Authorities detain boat captains in BTV excursion to Sarstoon read full story
Publisher: channel5belizeFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:41:15 -0700
Wil Maheia Says Trip to Sarstoon Still on Despite Last-ditch Legal Obstacle read full story


Publisher: Breaking Belize News (blog)Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:30:00 -0700
Gambis killed in Belize City

5. MURDER By BBN Staff: One man was killed around 6:00 this evening on the Central American Boulevard. Police are still processing the scene and details are sketchy at this point but best information reaching BBN is that the victim is Keon ?Gambis? ...   read full story


Publisher: Channel 7 Daily NewsSat, 30 Apr 2016 16:03:45 -0700
Belize's Role In The Commonwealth

Earlier in the news, we showed you the press conference hosted by the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland. As we told you, she's in Belize until next week Monday, and during that that time, she has a packed schedule of activities.   read full story

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Publisher: Breaking Belize News (blog)Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:03:45 -0700
Commonwealth Secretary General expresses support for Belize in tour read full story
Publisher: channel5belizeFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:41:15 -0700
?Baroness Patricia Scotland Talks OAS and Belize and Guatemala Issues read full story
Publisher: LoveFMFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:07:30 -0700
Baroness Patricia Scotland Hosts Round Table with Media read full story


Publisher: Gainesville TimesFri, 29 Apr 2016 22:08:25 -0700
Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

Alina was in kindergarten when she asked about the children she had known at the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center in Belize. She remembered the simplicity of the surroundings compared to what she was enjoying in her Georgia home, and she wanted ...   read full story

Belize Tweets

From @travelistajess on Mon May 02 01:51:36 EDT 2016 RT @TaylorHeartsTvl: @travelistajess Yep! Loved it, especially Caye Caulker & the crazy, fun nights dancing with the locals in Belize! Hope?
From @travelistajess on Mon May 02 01:51:33 EDT 2016 @TaylorHeartsTvl Belize has so much spirit! Locals are so friendly and we partied in Hopkins! :)
From @EatWellTravOft on Mon May 02 01:51:13 EDT 2016 RT @legalnomads: Bye bye Belize! Loved the food and people but the Blue Hole flight was my fave. My pic from the air: https://t.co/ctIhL9oy?
From @TaylorHeartsTvl on Mon May 02 01:49:26 EDT 2016 @travelistajess Yep! Loved it, especially Caye Caulker & the crazy, fun nights dancing with the locals in Belize! Hope you're loving it too!
From @travelistajess on Mon May 02 01:46:47 EDT 2016 Aw amazing! Did you do Guatemala and Belize? What did you think? X https://t.co/lfkFqB2ALj
From @Belize_SAKURA on Mon May 02 01:45:41 EDT 2016 RT @Tapioca_Belize: ?????????????????????? ??????????????????????? 5/8?????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/wPdUEgGJEj
From @Tapioca_Belize on Mon May 02 01:45:06 EDT 2016 ?????????????????????? ??????????????????????? 5/8?????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/wPdUEgGJEj
From @web9search on Mon May 02 01:44:50 EDT 2016 #Belize is on Web9 - https://t.co/36RCc40fMz https://t.co/7HKaCK6mzj
From @LoreneMMXII on Mon May 02 01:40:58 EDT 2016 @leonardo di caprio#oscarwinner#film#fameandglory#goldengrannys Thank you so much for saving Belize and its corals
From @ClockoftheWorld on Mon May 02 01:37:16 EDT 2016 Click https://t.co/fPe7CRgKwL Time in San Ignacio, Belize is 23:37:16 #SanIgnacio #Belize #time Please RT
From @WorldTimeServer on Mon May 02 01:37:16 EDT 2016 Click https://t.co/9AlH46L0hN Time in San Ignacio, Belize is 23:37:16 #SanIgnacio #Belize #time Please RT
From @PYT_Logan on Mon May 02 01:35:36 EDT 2016 @greatvaluetrash @Court_Jean16 been missing Belize so much lately. ? my two best friend pups we found and telling Bay I had nonvirg marg
From @em_luxton on Mon May 02 01:35:09 EDT 2016 Had great fun zip lining with @CalicoJacksReso today in the jungles of #Belize! ? #CentroAmerica #ziplineaction https://t.co/mAiBfen9Ig