Belize is located in the center of the North American Continent, with a population of 327,719, making it the 177th  largest
national population. Its capital is
Belmopan and its largest city is Belize City with a total population of 80,000. The country
encompasses 22,966 square kilometers making it the 15
2nd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Caribbean Sea, Guatemala and Mexico.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Heir Apparent Prince Charles
achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General
Sir Colville Young, Sr. Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with
Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, achieves that status when, following legislative elections, the leader of the majority
party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed Prime Minister by the Governor General and holds that
position at the pleasure of the Governor General. Its form of government is a Parliamentary Democracy and they celebrate
the creation of their constitution on 21 September 1981.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna and Creole. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, other and no faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 6 FM and 5
Television stations.

Major geographical features are Victoria Peak, its highest point at 1,160 meters and the Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Caribbean Sea, which measures 386 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are garment production, food processing,
tourism, construction and oil. Its official currency is Belizean Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Belize. The Keel-Billed Toucan is the national bird of Belize.
Backroad in Belize
City- Belize's largest
city
Beach of San Pedro
on the Caribbean sea-
Belize's lowest point
Baron Bliss Lighthouse
Belize Swing Bridge
Belizean Girl in
traditional clothes
Blue-Spotted Tree frog
Casa Maya Medicine
Trail
Fairy House Mushroom
Belize's Botanical
Gardens Pathway
Abi's Home Page
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Hokeb Ha Cave
BELIZE
Updated 21 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2.3% (2009 est.)

4,800

less then
500
Howler Monkey with
baboon build
Kayakers on the New
River Lagoon
Keel-Billed Toucan
Lamani Mayan ruin
Wreckage of The
Wave Dancer in Big
Creek
The Hidden Salt Water
Lagoon
Tree root in the Belize
River
Victoria Peak- the high
point of Belize
Independence Plaza in
Belmopan- Belize's
capital city
Mayan woman in
traditional dress
Corozal- Belize's
northernmost city on
the border with Mexico
Blue Hole at Half Moon
Caye- the easternmost
point of Belize
Santa Elena- the
westernmost point of
Belize on the border of
Guatemala
Macal River on Belize's
western border with
Guatemala
Placentia Point
Rice and Beans- the
traditional dish of Belize
Sarstoon Temash
National Park- Belize's
southernmost point of
the border with
Guatemala
Turneffe Island- a
hideaway of
Blackbeard the Pirate
off the Caribbean
coast of Belize
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