Belize

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Belize

Parliamentary democracy (under constitutional monarchy), independant since 1981

Region:
Central America
Area:
22,970 km²
Further names:
British Honduras
Local name:
Belize
Capital:
Belmopan
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Country comparison
Current time in Belize:

The countrywide time in Belize is Central Standard Time (CST).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Belize.
So there is all over the year the same difference of -6 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

374,681
16.31
Ø 67.7 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 73.4 years
Birthrate:
22.5 ‰
Deathrate:
5.5 ‰
Males/Females:
49.8% : 50.2%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Belize 2017
The currency in Belize is Belize Dollar (BZD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 09/20/2018
1 US Dollar = 2.01 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.50 US Dollar

The climate in Belize

In Belize, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 30 and 35 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 19 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
English

mother tonguedistribution
Spanish46.0 %
Creole32.9 %
Mayan languages8.9 %
English3.9 %
Garifuna3.4 %
German3.3 %
other1.6 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Pentecostals8.4%
Adventists5.4%
Anglicans4.7%
Mennonits3.7%
Baptists3.6%
Methodists2.9%
Nazarene2.8%
Roman Catholics40.1%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.7%
nondenominational15.5%
other11.2%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:1,626.98 M €
Exportations:427.9 M €
Importations:836.0 M €
Tourism receipts:353.24 M €
Unemployment rate:7.6 %
Inflation rate:-0.89 %
corruption index:29 (very bad)
Energy consumption:413.0 M kWh

Land use

2% Urban areas:508 km²
7% Agricultural areas:1,599 km²
59% Forest:13,663 km²
1% Water areas:160 km²
31% Others:7,040 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:2,870 km
Waterways:825 km
Airports:47

Belize is a country in Central America right on the Caribbean Sea. The land has a total area of 22,970 km² and a total coastline of 386 km. This area is approximately 0% of the area of Maryland. The country has about 450 partially uninhabited islands. There are direct national borders with the 2 neighbouring countries Guatemala and Mexico. The distance between New York City and the Capital Belmopan is about 2,970 km.

Most important cities in Belize

CityRegionPopulation
Belmopan / CapitalCayo16,000
Belize CityBelize61,000
San IgnacioCayo17,000
Orange WalkOrange Walk15,000
DangrigaStann Creek11,000
CorozalCorozal9,870
San PedroBelize8,420
Benque Viejo del CarmenCayo7,090
Punta GordaToledo5,210
PlacenciaStann Creek4,300
ShipyardOrange Walk3,520




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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Death penalty:constitutionally allowed



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