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Belize City - Photo by kthypryn - CC-BY

Population 2002 ........................................................262,299
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... $2670
GNP 2001 (Purchasing parity method, US$ millions)................ 830
Unemployment.....................................................................11.5%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.8
Labor force (%) ....... 3.8
 

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Resources and links about Belize

Belize - Photo by NileGuide.com - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................8,865 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 47
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 75
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 32
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .......................................... 25

Go to Belize Capital City Belmopan City Profile - To Belize History

 

Belize __ An excellent tool for anthropological and Belize history research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/belize/

Belize __ A good overview, Belize history, Belize government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107333.html

Belize __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/belize.html

Belize __ "Dabbling its toes in the Caribbean Sea, Belize has more in common with its island neighbors than with the fiery volatility of the rest of Central America. English-speaking, Creole-dominated and with a thoroughly coup-free history, most of this tiny country has an atmosphere so laid-back it's almost comatose." History, culture, economic statistics. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/belize/

Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Belize __ Not only will you find information about doing business in Belize, but a lot of general information about the country as well. - illustrated - From Belize Chamber of Commerce - http://www.belize.org/


 
Belize: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Belize geography, maps of Belize and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blbelize.htm

Belize Photos __ You will find several pages of photos of Belize. Pictures of Belize. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Belize/

Belize Photos, Flag, Map and Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Belize as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Belize and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/belize 
 
 

Belize Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the Belize video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/search.php?k=Belize

Consular Information Sheet  __ You will find background notes and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and transport. - From US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1055.html 
 
Country Profile: Belize __ A general overview including Belize history, political structure, Belize culture, leaders, media, and more. "Belize was the last British colony on the American mainland, its independence delayed until 1981 by long-running tension with neighbouring Guatemala, which claimed a large portion of its territory. Guatemala recognised Belize's independence in 1991, and both countries made progress towards resolving their border dispute at talks in 2002." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1211472.stm

Doing Business in Belize __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country~ez_rsquo~s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=21

Economy of Belize __ "The economy of Belize depended on forestry until well into the 20th century. Logwood, used to make dye, was Belize's initial main export. However, the supply outstripped the demand, especially as Europeans developed man-made dyes which were less expensive." An encyclopedic article about economy of Belize with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Belize 
 
Ethnologue report for Belize __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Beliz. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Belize

Government of Belize __ Official website for the government of Belize. You will find news, information about the Prime Minister, tourism, national holidays, symbols, and much more. - illustrated - From Government of Belize. - http://www.belize.gov.bz/

Maps Of Belize __ You will find a wide variety of Belize map resources. Select Belize maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Belize.html

pictures of Belize at picturesofplaces.com - belize pictures ... __ "Belize pictures including Belize City, San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Mayan ruins at Altun Ha, Lamanai, beaches, and more!" Belize pictures. - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/CentralSouthAmerica/belize.html


 

 

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