Belize

Capital of Belmopan

Information

  • Government type: Parliamentary Democracy.
  • Literacy: 92% Work Force: 65, 000, Agriculture 30%, Industry and Commerce 27%, Services 250%, Government 16%, Unemployment 15%.
  • Population: There are approximately 170,000 people in Belize, one-half of whom live in cities and towns along the coast.
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 30% (Anglican 12%, Methodist 6%, Mennonite 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6%.
  • Languages: English (officially), Spanish, Maya, Garifuna (Carib).

Facts

  • Belize borders the Caribbean Sea along the eastern shore of Central America just below the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • The climate is sub-tropical. Belize, only 8,867 square miles in size,is situated on the northeast coast of Central America.
  • The first people to develop Belize were the Maya
  • Belize became a Colony of British Honduras
  • Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official language.
  • Belize has one of the lowest population densities in the world
  • The Belize dollar is linked to the American dollar two to one
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Belize, Belize- Patriotic Song, Ferron