Map Of Belize

About Belize

Name Belize
Capital Belmopan
Size Approximately 8,867 square miles
Location Central America on the Caribbean Sea. Two hours from Miami or Houston. Bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the West and south.
Climate Sub-tropical, with trade winds from the Caribbean Sea.
Temperature Summer: 70 - 85 F/approx. Winter 70 - 80/approx.
Language English is the official language. Spanish, Ketchi & Mopan Maya, Garifuna and other languages are spoken.
Population 250,000
Government Independent nation since 1981. Parliamentary Democracy, Member of the British Commonwealth.
Currency Belize Dollar (BZD.$). USD$1.00 = BZD$2.00
Electricity 110 volts AC.
Airports Philip S. Goldson International Airport. Numerous airstrips and Air service to all main towns and three offshore islands.
Seaports Main deep-water port - Belize City, Commerce Bight, Big Creek, Punta Gorda.
Telephone Direct dial service between Belize and all other countries.
Time US Central Standard Time, year-round.
Entry Docks Valid passport and onward or round-trip ticket for US and Canadian visitors, visas for others.
Driving International driver's license accepted up to 90 days.

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