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COUNTRY FACTS
BELIZE

SIZE 8,867 square miles on the mainland
266 square miles of islands
from north to south greatest length is 174 miles
greatest width east to west is 68 miles
POPULATION 327,700 estimated July 2012
CAPITAL Belmopan (population 20,000 estimated 2009))
TIME ZONE Same as US Central Standard Time
ELECTRICITY Electric Current & Plug Adapters
LANGUAGE English is the official language, although 75% speak "Creole" English.
Spanish is the mother tongue for about 15%
RELIGION 60% Roman Catholic; 40% Protestant
U.S. CITIZEN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Valid passport, tourist card issued by air carrier
NOTE: Many countries are requiring that passports be valid for at least 6 months
after the end of travel
AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAXES
(as of February 2007)
International flights $35 USD
Domestic flights - none
CURRENCY Belizean dollar, pegged to the US dollar, with one Belizean dollar equal to US 50 cents