Belize (its capital, Belmopan) and neighboring states
World Factbook as of November 2014: "Tourism is the number one foreign exchange earner in this small economy, followed by exports of marine products, citrus, cane sugar, bananas, and garments... Oil discoveries in 2006 bolstered this growth. Exploration efforts have continued and production has increased a small amount... Although Belize has the second highest per capita income in Central America, the average income figure masks a huge income disparity between rich and poor. The sizable trade deficit and heavy foreign debt burden continue to be major concerns."
Economic growth rate
Labor force in agricutlure
Exports - commodities:
Sugar, bananas, citrus, clothing, fish products, molasses, wood, crude oil
2010: US 30.3%, UK 20.8%, Costa Rica 12.7%, Cote dIvoire 4.6%, Nigeria 4.6%
2011: exports $511.7 million, imports $706.1 million
2009: 3.3% of GDP
Living in an urban area
2000 census: mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, other 9.7%
2000: Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 25.5% (Pentecostal 7.4%, Anglican 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Mennonite 4.1%, Methodist 3.5%), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%, other 14%, none 9.4%
Net migration rate
Density measured in 2005: 12.6 persons per square kilometer.
East of Guatemala and just south of Mexico.
Chief of state: Elizabeth II (queen, House of Windsor) since 6 February 1952. Member of Commonwealth. A parliamentary democracy. Bicameral legislature. Capital: Belmopan.
Independence from Britain in 1981.
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