Capital Belmopan
Largest city Belize City
Official languages English
Mestizo 52.9%
Creole 25.9%
Mayan 11.3%
Garífuna 6.1%
Indian 3.9%
German 3.6%
Other white 1.2%
East Asian 1.0%
Other 1.2%
Demonym Belizean (/bəˈliːziən/ or /bəˈliːʒən/)
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Colville Young
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
Legislature National Assembly
Upper house Senate
Lower house House of Representatives
Independence 21 September 1981 (from the United Kingdom)
Area 22,966 km2 (8,867 sq mi)
Total Water (%) 0.7%
Population 324, 528 (Census 2010)
Population 368, 310 (Estimate 2015)
National Anthem Land of the Free

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