flag Belize Belize: Introduction

Capital: Belmopan

Population

Total Population: 397,621
Natural Increase: 1.8%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 46.0%
Ethnic Origins: Mestizo about 50%, Creole about 22%, Maya about 10%, Garifuna about 5%, with East Indian, Mennonite, Europeans, Asians and other representing about 13%. Citizens are able to identify as being of more than one ethnic origin. (Statistical Institute of Belize)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish, Creole, Mayan dialects, Garifuna, German
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27%, Other 14%, None 9.4%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Belmopan

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD)

Country Overview

Area: 22,970 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary Democratic Monarchy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Considerable exports of agricultural and sea products; importance of tourism.
HDI*: 0.715/1
HDI (World Rank): 101/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Belize, dial 00
To call Belize, dial +501
Internet Suffix: .bz
Telephone Lines: 7.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 25.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 970916958986787
Exports of Goods (million USD) 460457451462287
Imports of Services (million USD) 218217219219155
Exports of Services (million USD) 545544580634381

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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