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Belize is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 23K km² and 55.5% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 405K. 46.4% lives in cities whereas 53.6% lives in rural areas.
Belize ( (listen); Belize Kriol English: Bileez) is a country on the north-eastern coast of Central America. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Guatemala to the west and south. It also shares a water boundary with Honduras to the southeast. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 441,471 (2022). Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide. It is the least populated and least densely populated country in Central America. Its population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2018 estimate) is the second-highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Its capital is Belmopan, and its largest city is the namesake city of Belize City. Belize is often thought of as a Caribbean country in Central America because it has a history similar to that of English-speaking Caribbean nations. Belize's institutions and official language reflect its history as a British colony.

The Maya civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 BC and AD 300 and flourished until about 1200. European contact began in 1492 when Christopher Columbus sailed along the Gulf of Honduras. European exploration was begun by English settlers in 1638. Spain and Britain both laid claim to the land until Britain defeated the Spanish in the Battle of St. George's Caye (1798). In 1840 it became a British colony known as British Honduras, and a Crown colony in 1862. Belize achieved its independence from the United Kingdom on 21 September 1981. It is the only mainland Central American country which is a Commonwealth realm, with King Charles III as its monarch and head of state, represented by a governor-general.Belize has a diverse society composed of many cultures and languages, reflecting its rich history. It is the only Central American country where English is the official language, while Belizean Creole is the most widely spoken dialect. Spanish is the second-most-commonly-spoken language, followed by the Mayan languages, German dialects, and Garifuna. Over half the population is multilingual, due to the diverse linguistic backgrounds of the population. It is known for its September Celebrations, its extensive barrier reef coral reefs, and punta music.Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. It is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to both the American and Caribbean regions. It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organizations.

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💬 Languages

English, Spanish are the official languages.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Belize dollar [1 USD = 2.024 BZD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Belize, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2014: %10.71715578]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 181 ATM's in Belize.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 1.7M tourists arrived to Belize. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Belize economy with a total of 487M $ income (%45.5).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐌slow with 11.96 Mbps. Broadband is 🐢average with 46.52 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (0.38 / 10)

Broadband (1.64 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 25 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 26 °C and very hot.
Yearly average25 °C 🔥
3 month average27 °C 🔥
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average25 °C 🔥
Winter average23 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 2.7B $ and with %5.7 increase GNI per capita was 6.6K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %6.3.
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