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]] ]] The following Outline (list)|outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to Belize: Belize – country located on the north eastern coast of Central America and the only country in the area where English is the official language, although Kriol and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages and it is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage but as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean portions of other Central American countries.

General reference

]] * Pronunciation: * Common name in English: Belize (Belize#Etymology|etymology) * Official name in English: Belize * Common endonym(s): Belize * Official endonym(s): Belize * Demonym(s): Belizean * International rankings * ISO country codes: BZ, BLZ, 084 * ISO region codes: see ISO 3166-2:BZ * Internet country code top-level domain: .bz


Geography of Belize


]] Geography of Belize * Belize is... ** a country *** a nation state *** a Commonwealth realm * Location: ** Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere *** Americas **** North America ***** Middle America ****** Central America **** Western Caribbean Zone ** Time zone: Central Standard Time (UTC-06) ** Extreme points of Belize *** High: Doyle's Delight *** Low: Caribbean Sea 0 m ** Land boundaries: 516 km :: 266 km :: 250 km :* Coastline: 386 km * Population of Belize: 301,270(2008) - 174th most populous country * * Area of Belize: - 150th largest country * Atlas of Belize


Environment of Belize


thumb|An enlargeable satellite image of Belize * Climate of Belize * Environmental issues in Belize * Renewable energy in Belize * Geology of Belize * Protected areas of Belize ** Biosphere reserves in Belize ** National parks of Belize * Wildlife of Belize ** Flora of Belize ** Fauna of Belize *** Birds of Belize *** Mammals of Belize


Natural geographic features of Belize


* Atoll * Barrier reef * Fjords of Belize * Glaciers of Belize * Islands of Belize * Lakes of Belize * Mountains of Belize ** Volcanoes in Belize * Rivers of Belize ** Waterfalls of Belize * Submarine sinkhole * Valleys of Belize * World Heritage Sites in Belize


Regions of Belize


Regions of Belize


Ecoregions of Belize


List of ecoregions in Belize


Administrative divisions of Belize


Administrative divisions of Belize * Districts of Belize ** Constituencies of Belize

= Districts of Belize

= Districts of Belize *Belize *Cayo *Corozal *Orange Walk *Stann Creek *Toledo

=Constituencies of Belize

= The constituencies of Belize by District: *Belize District: **Albert **Belize Rural Central **Belize Rural North **Belize Rural South **Caribbean Shores **Collet **Fort George **Freetown **Lake Independence **Mesopotamia **Pickstock **Port Loyola **Queen's Square *Cayo District **Belmopan **Cayo Central **Cayo North **Cayo North East **Cayo South **Cayo West *Corozal District **Corozal Bay **Corozal North **Corozal South East **Corozal South West *Orange Walk District **Orange Walk Central **Orange Walk East **Orange Walk North **Orange Walk South *Stann Creek District **Dangriga **Stann Creek West *Toledo District **Toledo East **Toledo West

=Municipalities of Belize

= *Capital: Belmopan *Cities: Cities of Belize


Demography of Belize


Demographics of Belize


Government and politics of Belize


Politics of Belize * Form of government: parliamentary representative democratic monarchy * Capital of Belize: Belmopan * Elections in Belize * Political parties in Belize

Branches of government

Government of Belize


Executive branch of the government of Belize


* Head of state: Monarch of Belize, Elizabeth II ** Her Majesty's representative: Governor-General of Belize, Colville Young * Head of government: Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow * Cabinet of Belize


Legislative branch of the government of Belize


* National Assembly of Belize (bicameral) ** Upper house: Senate of Belize ** Lower house: House of Representatives of Belize


Judicial branch of the government of Belize


Court system of Belize * Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ** Supreme Court of Belize *** Magistrates' Court of Belize


Foreign relations of Belize


Foreign relations of Belize * Diplomatic missions in Belize * Diplomatic missions of Belize


International organization membership


Belize is a member of: *African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) *Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) *Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) *Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) *Central American Integration System (SICA) *Commonwealth of Nations *Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) *Group of 77 (G77) *Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) *International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) *International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) *International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) *International Criminal Court (ICCt) *International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) *International Development Association (IDA) *International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS) *International Finance Corporation (IFC) *International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) *International Labour Organization (ILO) *International Maritime Organization (IMO) *International Monetary Fund (IMF) *International Olympic Committee (IOC) *International Organization for Migration (IOM) *International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) *International Telecommunication Union (ITU) *International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) *Latin American Economic System (LAES) *Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) *Nonaligned Movement (NAM) *Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) *Organization of American States (OAS) *Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) *Rio Group (RG) *United Nations (UN) *United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) *United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) *United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) *Universal Postal Union (UPU) *World Confederation of Labour (WCL) *World Customs Organization (WCO) *World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) *World Health Organization (WHO) *World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) *World Meteorological Organization (WMO) *World Trade Organization (WTO)


Law and order in Belize


Law of Belize * Constitution of Belize * Crime in Belize * Human rights in Belize ** LGBT rights in Belize ** Freedom of religion in Belize * Law enforcement in Belize


Military of Belize


Military of Belize * Command ** Commander-in-chief *** Ministry of Defence of Belize * Forces ** Army of Belize ** Navy of Belize ** Air Force of Belize ** Special forces of Belize * Military history of Belize * Military ranks of Belize


Local government in Belize


Local government in Belize


History of Belize


History of Belize *Timeline of the history of Belize *Current events of Belize * Military history of Belize


Culture of Belize


Culture of Belize * Architecture of Belize * Cuisine of Belize * Festivals in Belize * Languages of Belize * Media in Belize ** Newspapers ** Radio stations ** Television stations * National symbols of Belize ** Coat of arms of Belize ** Flag of Belize ** National Anthem: "Land of the Free" * People of Belize ** Belizean Creole people * Prostitution in Belize * Public holidays in Belize * Records of Belize * Religion in Belize ** Buddhism in Belize ** Christianity in Belize *** Catholic Church in Belize ** Hinduism in Belize ** Islam in Belize ** Judaism in Belize ** Sikhism in Belize * World Heritage Sites in Belize


Art in Belize


* Art in Belize * Cinema of Belize * Literature of Belize * Music of Belize * Theatre in Belize


Sports in Belize


Sports in Belize * Football in Belize * Belize at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Belize

Economy of Belize * Economic rank, by nominal GDP (2007): 163rd (one hundred and sixty third) * Central Bank of Belize * Communications in Belize ** Internet in Belize * Companies of Belize *Currency of Belize: Dollar **ISO 4217: BZD * Energy in Belize * Belize Stock Exchange * Tourism in Belize ** Visa policy of Belize * Transport in Belize ** Airports in Belize ** Ports of Belize ** Rail transport in Belize ** Roads in Belize


Education in Belize


Education in Belize * University of Belize


Health


Healthcare in Belize

See also

Belize * * * * * *Index of Belize-related articles *List of Belize-related topics *List of international rankings *Member state of the Commonwealth of Nations *Member state of the United Nations *Outline of Central America *Outline of geography *Outline of North America

References



External links


Government of Belize
- Official governmental site
Belize National Emergency Management Organization
- Official governmental site
Belize Tourism Board
- Official Tourism site
Encyclopædia Britannica Belize's Country PageBelize information on globalEDGEBelize
''The World Factbook''. Central Intelligence Agency.

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