ABOUT BELIZE

Belize is hugged by Mexico in the north, Guatemala in the south and west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is 8,867 square miles and is the only country that sits in Central America and the Caribbean. 

BELIZE LANGUAGE

Belize, which is formerly British Honduras, speaks English as the official language. 

 

Locally the most diverse language in Belize is Kriol (Belizean Creole).

 

Other languages spoken include Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish, Maya and Kekchi.

BELIZE POPULATION

the population of  Belize in  2020 is estimated at 397,628 people at mid year according to UN data. 

 

Belize population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.

PEOPLE OF BELIZE

Most Belizeans are multiracial. About 52.9% of the population is of mixed Indigenous (mostly Maya) and European descent (Mestizo), 24.9% are Kriols, about 10.6% are Maya, and about 6.1% are Afro-Amerindian (Garifuna).

CURRENCY OF BELIZE

The official currency is the Belize dollar (currency code BZD). It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively BZ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.

 

It is divided into 100 cents.

 

The official value is pegged at 2 BZ$ = 1 US$.

WHERE EXACTLY IS BELIZE

Belize is a tiny English-speaking country located in Central America on the Western edge of the Caribbean Sea, formally known as British Honduras. About 2.5 hour flight south from the United States.

FUN FACTS
  • Belize is home to the 2nd largest Barrier Reef

  • Belize has more than 900 Mayan Ruins

  • Belize has the lowest population density in Central America

  • Belize is known for its Birds

  • Superstitions are a big deal in Belize

  • A rodent is a culinary delicacy in Belize. The Gibnut is quite tasty, actually.

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