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Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker

Little boy showing us a starfish he caught snorkeling around the island.
Photo by Claude Piché
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Capital: Belmopan

Location: Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico

Government: none

Currency: Belizean dollars (BZD)

Area: 22,966 sq km

Population: 405,633 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English 62.9% (official), Spanish 56.6%, Creole 44.6%, Maya 10.5%, German 3.2%, Garifuna 2.9%, other 1.8%, unknown 0.3%, none 0.2% (cannot speak); note - shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2010 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 40.1%, Protestant 31.5% (includes Pentecostal 8.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 4.7%, Mennonite 3.7%, Baptist 3.6%, Methodist 2.9%, Nazarene 2.8%), Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, other 10.5% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Church of Jesus Christ, Muslim, Rastafarian, Salvation Army), unspecified 0.6%, none 15.5% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-6

Tel Code: +501

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