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Overview - Belize

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Overview

Capital:
Belmopan
Area:
22,966 km²
Population:
287,730 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole.
Religion(s):
Roman Catholic - 49.6%, Protestant - 27% (Pentecostal - 7.4%, Anglican - 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist - 5.2%, Mennonite - 4.1%, Methodist - 3.5%, Jehovah's Witness - 1.5%), others - 14%, none - 9.4%.
Ethnic Group(s):
Mestizo - 48.7%, Creole - 24.9%, Maya - 10.6%, Garifuna - 6.1%, others - 9.7%.