Belize

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Belize

Capital

Belmopan

Official language (s)

English

Area

22.966 km2

Population

312.698

Ethnic groups

50,0% - Mestizo
21,0% - Kriol
10,0% - Mayan
6,0% - multiethnic
4,5% - Garinagu
3,6% - German (Mennonite)
2,1% - East Indians
1,9% - others

Major cities
(with population)

Belize City - 67.964
San Ignacio - 17.884
Belmopan - 14.606

Currency (-ies)

Belize dollar (BZD), subdivided into 100 cents

Main religion (s)

40,0% - Roman Catholic
31,7% - Protestants
10,2% - other religion
15,6% - no religion

Time zone (s)

GTM − 06

Dialing code

+501

Climate

Belize has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons, although there are significant variations in weather patterns by region. Temperatures vary according to elevation, proximity to the coast, and the moderating effects of the northeast trade winds off the Caribbean. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24°C (75.2°F) in January to 27°C (80.6°F) in July. Temperatures are slightly higher inland, except for the southern highland plateaus, such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, where it is noticeably cooler year round. Overall, the seasons are marked more by differences in humidity and rainfall than in temperature.

Administrative division

Belize is divided into 6 districts.

Major airports

Belize City: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)






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