Belize: population and cities
Countryaah website, Belize has around 408,500 residents.
Around 50% of the people are mestizos, 21% Creoles, 11% indigenous people
(mostly Maya), 5% Garifuna (Black Caribbean Indians), 9% Europeans, Indians and
Chinese. Religions There is no state religion. Around 50% of
the population are Catholics, 27% belong to various Protestant
religions. Furthermore, there are around 1% Muslims and around 13% of the
population are distributed among other religious communities and 9% have no
The official national language is English. But Spanish, Garifuna, Creole and
German by the Mennonites are also spoken.
Capital and other cities
The capital of Belize is Belmopan with a population of
The largest city in the country is Belize City with around 65,000 residents.
Other cities are:
- Corozal with around 8,000 residents
- Dangriga with about 9,000 residents
- Orange Walk with around 13,500 residents
- San Ignacio with about 17,000 residents
- Corozal with around 10,000 residents
Belize: geography, map
Defined by DigoPaul, Belize is located in Central America and in the east of the Yucatán
Peninsula. In the west the country borders on Guatemala and in the north on its
huge neighbor Mexico.
The east coast of Belize stretches along the Caribbean Sea, where the Barrier
Reef and its cayes (= small coral islands) are the second largest coral reef in
the world after the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.
Area and boundaries
Belize covers a total area of 22,966 km².
Around 90% of the country is an area covered with tropical forests.
- Meadow and pasture land
Around 2% of the land is used as meadow or pasture land.
- Fields and fields
Around 2% of the land is used as arable land or fields, especially for
sugar, bananas, citrus fruits, rice, beans and maize.
The country has isolated savannah landscapes overgrown with pine trees.
There are isolated swamp landscapes that are often densely overgrown with
The Maya Mountains located inland form a typical low mountain range.
Belize shares a border with a total of two states:
- Guatemala with a length of around 270 km
- Mexico with a length of around 250 km.
Belize covers an area of 22,966 km² with a population of approximately
356,000. There are a total of 6 provinces in Belize.
|Orange Walk District
||Orange Walk Town
|Stann Creek District
Belize has a seaside coastline of 386 km. Belize has the second largest coral
reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The Belize Barrier
Reef has a length of approximately 322 km.
Longitude and latitude
Belize extends over the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and
geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 15 ° 53 'N to 18 ° 39' N
|Δλ = from 87 ° 45 'W to 89 ° 15' W
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Belize, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e.
the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there and a
plus sign that it is later than CET.
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Belmopan
Belmopan on Belize is located at a northern latitude of around φ = 17 ° N.
This means that Belmopan is in the tropics. Therefore, the sun is perpendicular
there twice a year, around 25 days before June 21st and then again 25 days after
If the image point of the sun is north of Belmopan, the sun moves from east to north to
west. At noon, the sun in Belize is in the north at this time of year.
The highest mountain in the country is Doyle's Delight with a height of
1,124 m. The Doyle's Delight is located in the mountain range of the Maya
Mountains in the southwest of the country.
For a long time Victoria Peak was mistakenly considered the highest mountain in
the country due to a measurement error.
The longest river in the country is the Belize River with a length of 290
km. The Belize River drains about a quarter of the country. The river is also
known as the "Old River". The Belize River is navigable by ships up to the
border with Guatemala. The Belize River is created by the confluence of the
Mopan RIver and Macal Rivers east of the city of San Ingacio and flows from
there in a north-easterly direction towards its confluence north of Belize City.
Other rivers in the country are:
- Rio Hondo, with a length of about 210 km. The Rio Hondo
largely forms the border between Belize and Mexico.
- New River
Belize lies with its eastern border on the coast of the Caribbean.