Belize profile

Coast of Belize Belize has the world's second longest barrier reef
  • Full name: Belize
  • Population: 324,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Belmopan
  • Area: 22,965 sq km (8,867 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Spanish, Belizean Creole, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Belizean dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Sugar, bananas, citrus fruits, oil, clothing, fish products, molasses, wood
  • GNI per capita: US $3,710 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .bz
  • International dialling code: +501

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