Where is Belize ?

A  lot of people from abroad (mainly tourists) are puzzled and lost when they are asked where is Belize. Belize is pretty small in comparison to the other giant Central American brothers so the reality is people find it hard to locate us.

But to answer the main question in a simple and clear answer we are found in Central America bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. We are considered a Caribbean country as well and not to far to the east we find our Caribbean brothers. Coordinates: 17°15′N 88°46′W.

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Coat of Arms:

Motto: “Sub Umbra Floreo” (Latin)
"Under the Shade I Flourish"
Anthem: Land of the Free
Royal anthem: God Save the Queen

Capital: Belmopan
Coordinates: 17°15′N 88°46′W
Largest city: Belize City
Official language(s): English
Recognised regional languages: Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna,Maya, Plautdietsch
Ethnic groups:  Mestizo, Kriol, Maya,Garinagu, Mennonite,Chinese, East Indian,Spanish
Government: Parliamentary democracyand Constitutional monarchy
- Monarch: Elizabeth II
- Governor-General: Sir Colville Young
- Prime Minister: Dean Barrow
Independence from the: United Kingdom
- Date: 21 September 1981
- Total 22,966 km2 (150th)
8,867 sq mi
- Water (%) 0.7
- 2010 estimate 333,200 (174th)
- Density 15/km2 (198th²)
38/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate:
- Total $2.651 billion
- Per capita $7,895
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate:
- Total $1.396 billion
- Per capita $4,158
HDI (2010): 0.694 (high) (78th)
Currency: Belize dollar (BZD)
Time zone: central time (UTC-6)
Drives: on the right
ISO 3166 code BZ
Internet TLD: .bz
Calling code: 501

(source: Wikipedia)



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