Belize

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Map of Belize
  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

  • Governor-General: Sir Colville Young (1993)

  • Prime Minister: Dean Barrow (2008)

  • Land area: 8,803 sq mi (22,800 sq km); total area: 8,867 sq mi (22,966 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 340,844 (growth rate: 1.9%); birth rate: 25.14/1000; infant mortality rate: 20.31/1000; life expectancy: 68.49

  • Capital (2011 est.): Belmopan, 14,000

  • Largest city: Belize City, 52,600

  • Monetary unit: Belize dollar

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