BELIZE Facts and Figures

Release Date: March 2019

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Belize

Table of Contents

Important Telephone Numbers

The National Prayer

The National Anthem

The Preamble to the Constitution of Belize

Introduction

The National Symbols

  • The Flag
  • The National Tree
  • The National Flower
  • The National Animal
  • The National Bird

The Population

  • Ethnicity
  • Religion

The Districts

  • Corozal
  • Orange Walk
  • Belize
  • Cayo
  • Stann Creek
  • Toledo

Geography

  • Geology
  • Geologic History
  • Soils
  • Climate
  • Rainfall
  • Rivers

Transportation

  • Roads and Highways
  • Air Travel
  • Marine transport
  • Sea Ports

Belize Ecosystems

  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Open Sea
  • Coral Reefs
  • Seagrass beds
  • Mangroves
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Savannas
  • Broadleaf forests
  • Pine Forests
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity

The Belizean cultures

  • The Maya
  • The British
  • The Africans
  • The Creoles
  • The Garinagu
  • The Mestizo
  • Americans
  • The East Indians
  • The West Indians
  • The Mennonites
  • Central Americans
  • Taiwanese and Nigerians

The Arts in Belize

  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

A Brief History of Belize

  • 15,000 BC-7,000 BC
  • 7,000 BC-2,500 BC
  • 2,500 BC-1,500 AD
  • 1502 -1641
  • 1638 – 1871
  • 1871-1950
  • 1950-1964
  • 1964-1981
  • Post 1981

The Belize-Guatemala Dispute

Government

  • The constitution
  • The three branches
  • The judicial branch
  • The legislative branch
  • The executive branch
  • How laws are made
  • The Relationship among the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary
  • The Alcalde System
  • The Ombudsman
  • Political parties and elections
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The financial system

Social Security

Taxes

The Economy

The Industries

  • The Sugar Industry
  • The Banana Industry
  • The Citrus Industry
  • The Fishing Industry
  • The Aquaculture Industry
  • The Papaya Industry
  • The Petroleum Industry
  • The Tourism Industry

Industry and Professional Associations

Labor Unions

Conducting Business

  • Essential Business Processes
  • Real Estate
  • Public and Bank Holidays

Education

Health

Energy

Telecommunications

Our Central American Neighbors

Our CARICOM Partners

Sports and Entertainment

Useful Websites

Literature Cited

Glossary

 

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