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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: Jamaica ObserverSat, 27 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700
BELIZE- Police officer shot and killed

BELMOPAN, Belize ? Gunmen, believed to be illegal Guatemalan nationals, shot and killed a 20-year-old police constable at a popular tourist destination in western Belize. Danny Conorquie, a Special Constable assigned to the Belize Tourism Police Unit ...   read full story


Publisher: SFGateThu, 25 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Touring caves and Mayan ruins in Belize

Other comments: Belize is amazing. You can stay on an island caye, inland in the rain forest, or on the coast. We stayed in all three (Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio and Hopkins Village) and it was the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation and romance ...   read full story


Publisher: channel5belizeMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0700
Weekend Shooting Incidents in Belize City

There were at least three other shootings over the weekend; one on Neal's Penn Road, another in the vicinity of B.T.L. Park on Newtown Barracks, and a third on Curassow Street in south side Belize City. Four persons have since been detained in ...   read full story


Publisher: VICE NewsWed, 03 Sep 2014 08:00:21 -0700
Belize's Island Paradise Is Caught Up in a Bloods Vs Crips Floating Drug War

The body was found on August 11, buried in a shallow grave on a beach in remote Ambergris Caye, an island off mainland Belize near the border with Mexico. The 57-year-old man's throat had been slit and his body had multiple stab wounds. Police said he ...   read full story

Belize Tweets

From @Karren_Prast on Tue Sep 30 09:49:03 EDT 2014 Butterfly Jungles in Ambergris Caye - http://t.co/7Me4V0sqIz http://t.co/ZDovwYIDuu
From @SaveCayeChapel on Tue Sep 30 09:48:20 EDT 2014 Glover Reef, Belize http://t.co/AhDgNNnzyj
From @TinaPMorales on Tue Sep 30 09:45:59 EDT 2014 #Girls #in #Ambergris #Caye #Belize [#new #taipei 131] >>: http://t.co/fPonLZQRNa ???
From @Ms_Hakeem on Tue Sep 30 09:45:14 EDT 2014 @MSU_Promo lavish ? I'm planning on going to Belize over winter break.
From @LindaFerwerda on Tue Sep 30 09:44:19 EDT 2014 RT @duikeninbeeld: De cocktail is compleet... afsluitende blog van @edwinsande vanuit #Belize http://t.co/4vsnM9QStJ #duiken @BONtravel_nl
From @remypat27 on Tue Sep 30 09:39:03 EDT 2014 RT @LVINLarge: ?@MotherNatPics: Skydiving over the Great Blue Hole, Belize http://t.co/ySLpBterMO?#YOLO ???
From @LVINLarge on Tue Sep 30 09:38:46 EDT 2014 ?@MotherNatPics: Skydiving over the Great Blue Hole, Belize http://t.co/ySLpBterMO?#YOLO ???
From @JeremiasReina on Tue Sep 30 09:38:39 EDT 2014 http://t.co/WpaxwhIKcE
From @TheNotoriusTash on Tue Sep 30 09:35:33 EDT 2014 RT Andy Hodges: I was trying to find the free WIFI in Belize before I found this bar. The... http://t.co/Ur8SGkpjer http://t.co/BwqJNtj8Zk
From @FiWeBelize on Tue Sep 30 09:34:25 EDT 2014 BELIZE ? Home Mortgage Crisis Costing Billions http://t.co/vAmTd6LLGS
From @FiWeBelize on Tue Sep 30 09:34:23 EDT 2014 BELIZE ? Home Mortgage Crisis Costing Billions http://t.co/vAmTd6LLGS http://t.co/sGkWxh2vLe
From @Anjelinajone on Tue Sep 30 09:34:00 EDT 2014 RT @Turismap: Living in Belize: Pros and Cons of Life in Belize for Expats - http://t.co/Oa6PvQ8TxL #tours http://t.co/JIZh9l90W6
From @0Dhyana on Tue Sep 30 09:33:33 EDT 2014 RT @MotherNatPics: Skydiving over the Great Blue Hole, Belize http://t.co/UGQvkPteL3
From @elbertgreer on Tue Sep 30 09:33:02 EDT 2014 Belize Weather Forecast: September 30, 2014 | Weather | Ambergris Caye Belize Message Board - http://t.co/YTDzwobn2W via @shareaholic
From @vofnbelize on Tue Sep 30 09:32:10 EDT 2014 GoPro Travel Adventures ? Caye Caulker, Belize [The Sweetness of Traveling] http://t.co/4f6ZjdJODF