Belize is a beautiful country situated on the eastern coast of Central Americal having Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. There are hundreds of low-lying islands offshore as well as massive Belize Barrier Reef. These islands are also called cases and they host rich marine life. In the jungles of Belize, there are Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha located almost outside of the city.
Holidays in Belize
|Friday||January 01||New Year’s day|
|Monday||March 08||National Heroes and Benefactors Day||In lieu of Saturday 9 March|
|Friday||April 02||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Saturday||April 03||Holy Saturday|
|Monday||April 05||Easter Monday||Monday After Easter Sunday|
|Saturday||May 01||Labor Day||International Workers Day|
|Monday||May 24||Sovereign’s day||In lieu of Friday 24 May|
|Friday||September 10||St. George’s Caye Day|
|Tuesday||September 21||Independence Day||In lieu of Saturday 21 September|
|Monday||October 11||Pan American day||In lieu of Saturday 12 October|
|Friday||November 19||Garifuna Settlement Day|
|Saturday||December 25||Christmas day|
|Monday||December 27||Boxing Day|
Capital of Belize
The capital of Belize is Belmopan an island located at the east of the Belize River, 80 km inland from the former capital.
Prime Minister of Belize
The Prime Minister of Belize is Dean Barrow a Belizean politician holding the seat of Prime Minister since 2008. Dean Barrow is also the leader of his party United Democratic Party since 1998.
Population of Belize
The total population of Belize is 387,870 as of 13 March according to an estimate of the United Nations. This population number is just 0.01% of the total world population and 42.3% of the population is urban.
National Flag of Belize
The national flag of Belize was adopted on 21 September 1981, on the independence day. The flag consists of the Coat of Arms on a blue field with red stripes at the top and bottom. The national motto Sub Umbra Floreo, meaning “Under the Shade, I Flourish”, is written in the lower part of the coat of arms.
Currency of Belize
The currency of Belize is Belize dollar and the conversion rate is almost half of the US dollar.
Religion in Belize
Most of the population in Belize has Roman Catholic religion but due to the huge British influence, Belize has the largest Protestant population which is not in any other country of Central America.
Dialing Code of Belize
The dialing code of Belize is +501 which is used with the area code for each specific area to make calls.
Airports in Belize
There are a total of 12 airports in Belize but the functional and most popular ones are Philip S.W Goldson International Airport, Belize City Municipal Airport, and San Pedro Airport.
Top Destination of Belize
Belize is a country with islands and seashores. There are a lot of places to visit in Belize including Belize City, Ambergris Caye (popular for diving), San Pedro town and Placencia.
Area of Belize
Belize occupies around 22,965 sq. Km. which is 8,867 sq mi and it shares borders with Mexico from the northwest, the Caribbean Sea from the east and Guatemala by sound.
GDP in Belize 1.838 US Billion Dollar which is expected to cross 1.9 US Billion Dollars by the end of this year according to an estimate of Trading Economics global macro models and analysts. By the end of , the GDP is expected to cross 2.00 US Billion Dollars.
Sports in Belize
The most popular sports in Belize are Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, and Cricket.