Belize - Fact Sheet

Official name:Belize, Belice (Spanish)
Capital:Belmopan
Size:22,965 km˛
Population:230,000
Borders:Carribean Sea (east), Guatemala (south, west), Mexico (north, northwest)
Currency:Belize Dollar
Official languages:English, Spanish
Nationality / People:A person of Belizian nationality is a Belizian.
Local time:01:00 CST (Tuesday, 17th January 2017)

Other interesting facts:

Belize was a British colony until 1962 and is now an independent nation within the Commonwealth.

The country's capital used to be Belize City. However, when Belize City was ravaged by a hurricane in 1961, Belmopan was built to be the new capital.