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

More Latin America & Caribbean stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ElvisSecret cinema

    Get off the beaten track and explore cinematic history in the Santa Monica Mountains

Programmes

  • A computer generated model of a lift shaftClick Watch

    The future of elevator technology - lifts that can climb up to 1km in the air and even travel sideways

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.