Introduction

Summary

Independent state in Central America bounded on the north by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea and on the south and west by Guatemala. Member of the Commonwealth and the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM).

Cities

Capital: Belmopan

Principal Ports

Belize City, Big Creek, Corozol, Punta Gorda

Population

383,460

International Country Code

BZ

Language(s)

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

Weights and Measures

Imperial and Metric systems

Electricity Supply

Domestic:

110/220V, 60Hz

Industrial:

220V, 60 cycles 3-phase

International Direct Dialling Code

00 501

Time

6 hours behind GMT.

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