|Currency||Belizean dollar (BZD)|
|Population||287,730 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Black Carib), Creole|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7%, Anglican 5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Mennonite 4%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), none 9.4%, other 14%|
|Electricity||110/60Hz (North American plug)|
Belize, formerly the colony of British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east), and the only one in the region with English as its official language. The country is located between Guatemala to the west and south and Mexico to the north.