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Introduction to Belize

Country Profile: Belize

Official Name: Belize

Capital: Belmopan


Belize is located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

Area: Approximately 22,966 square kilometers (approximately 8,867 square miles).

Population: Approximately 420,000 people (as of 2023 estimate).

Language: The official language is English, making it unique among Central American countries. Spanish, Creole, and Mayan languages are also spoken.


Belize has a tropical climate with a dry and a rainy season. The coastal area is often subject to hurricanes.


The economy of Belize is based on agriculture, oil, and tourism. Its primary exports are sugar, bananas, citrus, clothing, and fish products.


Belize is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, recognizing Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state.


Education in Belize is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14 years for primary education. English is the language of instruction in most schools.


Belizean culture is a mix of influences from the Mayan, Garifuna, Mestizo, Creole, and British populations. This multicultural fusion is reflected in the country’s food, music, and festivals.

Noteworthy Facts:

Belize is known for its rich biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems, which include lush jungles, vibrant coral reefs, and ancient Mayan ruins. It is home to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world.

This is a general overview of Belize. There’s much more to learn about this country, from its unique cultural mix to its extraordinary natural beauty.

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