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Belize

Country Name

Belize and former British Honduras.

 

 

Location

Belize is located on the North American continent, in Central America

bordered from the north by Mexico and from the south and west by

Guatemala and from the east by the Caribbean sea.

 

 

Reason for naming the country 

Previously, Belize was called "British Honduras". The current name is inspired by the name of the old capital.

 

Capital

Belmopan.

 

Flag

The Flag of Belize was adopted on September 21, 1981.

The flag of Belize is the only country to have humans depicted as

a major design element on its national flag.

The red, white and blue Belize Flag is a symbol of the unity of the nation.

Blue represents the People's United Party (PUP), which led the nation to independence.

Red stands for the United Democratic Party (UDP), a national party of Belize

 

Language

English is the official language of Belize - a former British colony - the primary language of public education. Spanish is the mother tongue of more than 50% of the population and is taught in schools. Most of the Belizeans speak Spanish but also speak English and Creole.

 

Religion

Christianity is the most widespread religion in the country of Belize.

The percentage of Christians in the state of Belize is about 87% of the total population. There are a number of people who believe in Catholic and Protestants.

 A small part of the population believes in the Islamic faith, and there is a small part of Judaism.

Currency

Belize dollar (BZD).

 

Time Zone

-06:00 GMT

 

Government Regime

Constitutional monarchy.

 

Climate

The country's tropical climate is very hot and humid throughout the year and the rainy season is between February and May.

 

International Phone code

+501 

Internet Code

.bz

 

Some Facts About Belize

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Belize Location
Belize Flag
Belize Dollar
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