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Belize General Information Table

Location Central America, Eastern Coast
Population Estimated 262,999[1] (256,062 July 2001 est.)[2]

[1], World-Countries-Belize, available at (last visited on Oct. 1, 2002).

[2] Central Intelligence Agency-The World Factbook 2001, supra note 1.

Native Language English (Official)[1]

[1] Spanish, Mayan, Creole and Garifuna are widely spoken in addition to English.
Currency Belize Dollar/BZD 2.000 BZD per US dollar fixed
Political status Independent from UK as of September 21, 1981 Member of Commonwealth recognizing crown.
Stability Stable elections every 5 years the Next in 2003
Constitution Parliamentary Democracy
Legal System Based on UK common law system