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Travel to Belize

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Belize

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -6
  • Electricity: 110/220V, 60 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Belize Dollar (BZ$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 501

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Belize

Location
Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico

Capital
Belmopan

Population
279,457 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
6 districts; Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Stann Creek, Toledo

Climate
tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May)

Ethnic groups
mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, other 9.7%

Religions
Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7.4%, Anglican 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Mennonite 4.1%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), other 14%, none 9.4% (2000)

Languages
English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole

Government type
parliamentary democracy

Background
Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize (formerly British Honduras) until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. The country remains plagued by high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, and increasing urban crime.

Flag of Belize
Flag of BelizeThe colors are those of the two main political parties: blue for the PUP and red for the UDP; various elements of the coat of arms - the figures, the tools, the mahogany tree, and the garland of leaves - recall the logging industry that led to British settlement of Belize.

note: Belize's flag is the only national flag that depicts human beings; two British overseas territories, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands, also depict humans


Belize Travel and Accommodation Your Tips for Travelers

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Belize Impressions by Marie-Jeanne





Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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