Belize has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages. It is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage, but as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean portions of other Central American countries. In general, Belize is considered to be a Central American nation with strong ties to both the Caribbean and Latin America. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana (SICA). For additional information on Belize regarding its history, climate, politics, etc., click here.

Where is Belize?

Belize is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America and it is the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 kilometres (180 mi) long and 110 kilometres (68 mi) wide. View Map

Interesting Facts

Land size:22,960 sq km
Population:333,200
Highest Point:Victoria Peak
Capital:Belmopan
Currency:Belize dollar
National Flower:Black Orchid
National Tree:Mahogany Tree