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Under The Shade I Flourish.

 

General


Population: 321,115 (2011)
Land Area: 22,966 sq km
Natural Resources: Arable land, timber, fish, hydropower
Capital: Belmopan
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Dean Barrow (2008)
Languages: Spanish, Creole, Mayan dialect, English, Garifuna
Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27%, Other 14%, None 9.4%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, Other 9.7%
Life Expectancy: 68.23 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.431 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.652 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 29%, Industry 16.9%, Services 54.1% (2008)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 10.2%, Industry 18.1%, Services 71.7% (2007)
Industries: Garment production, food processing, tourism, construction, oil
Agriculture Products: Bananas, cacao, citrus, sugar; fish, cultured shrimp; lumber; garments
Human Development Index: 0.699 (93rd)
Tourism Revenue: 133 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 13.1% (2009)

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Army Size: 1 050 (2004)
Budget: 1.4% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Belize is located in central America, it is bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. The economy of Belize was growing at a steady rate of 2,2%, but was hit negatively by the global recession.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Belize
Wikipedia: Belize
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BLZ.html

Updated on: December 2, 2011