Belize


Currency

The official currency of Belize is called dollar. The currency code is BZD, and is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively BZ$ to distinguish it from US dollar.

Capital

Belmopan since 1970.

Location

Belize is located in Central America.


Belize Location

Population

Estimated population (2009): 301,000

Estimated population (2000): 239,000

Estimated population (1950): 69,000

Flag

The National Flag of Belize consists of the coat of arms of Belize on a blue field with red stripes at the top and bottom.


Belize Flag

The flag of Belize has changed over the time. Here is the older version of the flag:


Old Belize Flag

Economy

Belize has a small economy that is mainly based on agriculture, tourism, services, and also on the crude oil. Besides oil, Belize's other exports are citrus, sugar, and bananas.
Belize is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the only one in the region that uses English as its official language.


The most popular places in Belize among international travellers

Caracol

Caracol
The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole