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Last update : 11 February 2019


Belize information

Belize is a country in Central America is on the Yucatan peninsula, on the Caribbean Sea.

Capital : Belmopan
Language :  English
Currency :  Belize Dollar
Population : 375 909
Area : 22 966  km2

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Belize facts

1. Independence from the United Kingdom obtained on September 21, 1981.
2. The population density is 14 people / km2.
3. The country is 14 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 39%.
5. The longest river is Belize, 300 km.
6. The head of state is Queen Elisabeth II.
7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
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9. The highest peak is Victoria Peak 1122 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “I’m blooming in the shade”
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11. The Coral Reef in Belize is the second largest in the world.

12. Annually, this country is visited by over a million tourists.

13. It is the only English-speaking country in Central America.

14. In this country there are about 900 ruins from the time of the Mayan civilization.

Author: MR

15. The average life expectancy in this country is 75.3 years (women – 76.8 years and men – 73.9 years).

Author: Wilga

16. There is no roadside assistance in Belize.

17. There are very few gas stations in this country.

Author: alfa

18. The minimum wage is $3.3 Belizean per hour (data from 2012).

19. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9% .

Author: Daria

20. In Belize, an average adult consumes about 8.5 liters of pure alcohol a year.

21. National alcohol is rum and beer.

22. The most beer is beer – 68%, then spirit – 30%, wine – 1.9%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.1%.

Author: AlkoWorld

23. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

24. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

25. The average IQ level is 84.

Author: EduKacJa

26. In this country there are 17.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 63 718 people).

Author: Reebeka

27. The national animal is baird tapir.

Author: Kos

28. The national tree is Honduran Mahogany.

Author: Alma

29. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 64 km / h (25-40 mph).

30. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed is 88 km / h (55 mph).

Author: AutoMania

31. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

32. In 2013, 73 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

Author: AutoMania

33. 26% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

34. In this country there are over 2,870 km of paved roads (0.004% of all roads in the world).

35. In this country there are 47 airports, 6 with paved surface.

Author: Marlène

36. In this country over 146 000 (2015) 167 020 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 45% of the population).

37. Around 138,000 (2015) 160,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

38. The national top-level domain is .bz . There are over 47,000 websites with such an extension.

39. The most popular pages with the extension .bz are: boerse.bz, thevault.bz and theplace.bz.

Author: http

40. This country has 2018 over year $312,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0041% of foreign currency reserves of all countries) the world).

Author: Vinamra

41. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $1,733,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $1,840,000,000 .

42. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 66.3% GDP, or around: $1,148,979,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 67.4% GDP, or around: $1 240 160 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 367.

43. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $1,348,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $1 256 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

44. 34% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

45. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 31 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

46. The lowest temperature: 6 °C was measured in Douglas Da Silva St ..

47. The highest temperature: 42 °C was measured at Central Farm.

Author: weather

48. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

49. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

50. A woman gives birth to 3 children on average.

Author: Nadia

51. The average age of people living in this country is 22.1 years old.

52. The country is around:
128 000 people (34.87%) in the age range 0-14 years.
226,000 people (61.43%) in the age range 15-64 years.
13,600 people (3.7%) over 65 years old.

53. In this country, about 9 100 children are born each year (2.5% of the population), and about 2 200 people die (0.6% of the population).

Author: Sara19

54. In 2013, one of the largest Mayan temples, more than 2,300 years old, was destroyed, only because the material recovered from it would be converted into gravel needed to build a road.

55. According to the Hapiness Index, Belize is one of the happiest countries in the world.

Author: Setar

56. There is 1570 km2 of agricultural land in Belize (7% of the country).

57. 100 people in 1000 possess firearms.

Author: Statyk

58. Baldy Beacon is the highest located town in the country.

59. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 45 days.

60. He joined the UN on September 25, 1981.

Author: Statyk

61. The work week is 45 hours.

62. 48% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

63. 16530 km2 of the country is covered by forests (72.5%)

64. The last death penalty was completed in 1985.

Author: Statyk

65. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 0% (2018).

66. The tax on goods and services is 12.5% ​​(2018).

67. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.6%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Belize?
The highest peak in Belize is Doyle’s Delight (1124 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Belize?
Belize is the largest river in Belize, 300 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Belize?
Northern Lagoon is the largest lake in Belize.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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What Belize has national colors?
National colors: blue and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
National alcohol is rum and beer.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is baird tapir.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Belize?
Belize borders with such countries as: Guatemala 266 km, Mexico 250 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 22.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is $ 3.3 Belizean per hour (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Belize?
The population density is 16 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “I’m blooming in the shade”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 42 ° C was measured at Central Farm.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 6 ° C was measured in Douglas Da Silva St ..

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta