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Belize Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Belmopan
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency Belizean dollar (BZD)
Area 22,966 km2
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)
Calling Code +501
Internet TLD .bz
Time Zone UTC-6

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.


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