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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: DigiNewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Belize climate and tax advantages make it a retirement destination

BELIZE, August 31, 2014 ? Belize's year round warm climate makes it a number one vacation, and now retirement destination. The Qualified Retired Person's Programme provides exemption from taxes on income and import duties for expats living in Belize, ...   read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 28 Aug 2014 02:08:53 -0700
Want to live the Caribbean dream? You'd better believe in Belize

Bordered by the Caribbean, Guatemala and Mexico with a population of 330,000, Belize is around 10 times the size of Luxembourg and is ranked by the Caribbean Tourism Organization as one of the region's fastest growing tourist destinations. Property ...   read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostWed, 27 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700
Making Friends and Enjoying an Active Social Life in Belize

We hoped that would change when we moved to Ambergris Caye, Belize--though we worried that by basing ourselves on a small island we might be in for a limited social circle. And what if it didn't suit us? It was a big unknown. Well, we've been surprised ...   read full story


Publisher: Forex MagnatesSun, 31 Aug 2014 23:56:15 -0700
Belize Brokerage MTrading Officially Joins the Financial Commission

The Belize regulated broker is joining the growing list of members who have obtained membership status with the Financial Commission in order to provide customers with unbiased advice in resolving escalated complaints which customers cannot resolve ...   read full story

Belize Tweets

From @TheAndrewUsher on Mon Sep 01 09:40:20 EDT 2014 Had to take a pic at the #flag monument in #Belize City over the weekend before the rain started.? http://t.co/pRCiE2Wn2Y
From @BelizeResortCMV on Mon Sep 01 09:39:45 EDT 2014 Belize - Unspoiled and Easy http://t.co/9wWhHk0vWZ #belize #travel #destination
From @cahal_pech on Mon Sep 01 09:38:50 EDT 2014 This link contains information on the San Ignacio Belize Weather http://t.co/cQqOZBwVc6 #sanignaciobelizeweather #weather #belizeweather
From @adeyemitadese on Mon Sep 01 09:38:12 EDT 2014 RT @UN: This week in Geneva: Committee on Migrants' rights meets to review Belize and Ghana: http://t.co/PGqahoYP41 #CMV
From @edd_hind on Mon Sep 01 09:37:56 EDT 2014 RT @FAOKnowledge: #DYK poverty levels in #Belize are 41.3%? Issues of food insecurity and malnutrition in #SIDS: http://t.co/9yfISPmilD #SI?
From @kellymed83 on Mon Sep 01 09:37:50 EDT 2014 RT @BelizeYouth: Big thankyou to @StateSideBB @jezzamed for supporting @BelizeYouth! Order your T-shirt here: http://t.co/59qsgKNqar http:/?
From @marlinbz on Mon Sep 01 09:36:51 EDT 2014 Take a look at this Belize Fishing Vacation http://t.co/QbfnUfySBA #belizefishingvacation #belizefishingpackages #fishinginbelize #belize
From @BelizeResortCMV on Mon Sep 01 09:36:45 EDT 2014 Chabil Mar is an award winning Belize Resort http://t.co/pU0MvvWnOY #belizeresort #belizeresorts #belizehotels #belizehotel #belizevacations
From @travelers_blog_ on Mon Sep 01 09:36:44 EDT 2014 RT @cahal_pech: More than 30 structures can be found at Cahal Pech Maya Ruins http://t.co/T3BARGhGvv #belize #cahalpech #mayaruins http://t?
From @belizehub on Mon Sep 01 09:36:27 EDT 2014 RT @cahal_pech: More than 30 structures can be found at Cahal Pech Maya Ruins http://t.co/T3BARGhGvv #belize #cahalpech #mayaruins http://t?
From @belizehub on Mon Sep 01 09:36:25 EDT 2014 RT @BelizeResortCMV: Here are 25 things you need to know before you travel to Placencia http://t.co/qFKnmm3U1p #belize #placencia #travel h?
From @ammEtneB on Mon Sep 01 09:35:57 EDT 2014 This thing I don't miss about Belize! None of my bites had a bot fly in them either! Fuckery! http://t.co/4SNEBiVrZX
From @BELIZEANCAKE2 on Mon Sep 01 09:35:21 EDT 2014 RT @Ash_PhaReal: Nah Deadass tho lol RT @BELIZEANCAKE2: I don't have a Belize flag for today...... but niggas mistake my flag for Haitian E?
From @FAOKnowledge on Mon Sep 01 09:35:10 EDT 2014 #DYK poverty levels in #Belize are 41.3%? Issues of food insecurity and malnutrition in #SIDS: http://t.co/9yfISPmilD #SIDS2014
From @Ash_PhaReal on Mon Sep 01 09:35:05 EDT 2014 Nah Deadass tho lol RT @BELIZEANCAKE2: I don't have a Belize flag for today...... but niggas mistake my flag for Haitian EVERY year so idc