flag Belize Belize: Statistical Overview

Capital: Belmopan


Total Population: 405,272
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 18 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 46.4%
Ethnic Origins: Mestizo about 50%, Creole about 22%, Maya about 10%, Garifuna about 5%, with East Indian, Mennonite, Europeans, Asians and other representing about 13%. Citizens are able to identify as being of more than one ethnic origin. (Statistical Institute of Belize)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish, Creole, Mayan dialects, Garifuna, German
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27%, Other 14%, None 9.4%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Belmopan

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD)

Country Overview

Area: 22,970 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary democratic monarchy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Considerable exports of agricultural and sea products; importance of tourism.
HDI*: 0.715/1
HDI (World Rank): 101/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Belize, dial 00
To call Belize, dial +501
Internet Suffix: .bz
Telephone Lines: 7.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 25.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9867871,0611,3811,341
Exports of Goods (million USD) 425289422518488
Imports of Services (million USD) 235170293350305
Exports of Services (million USD) 677426621851974

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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