Capital: Belmopan

Population: 351,544 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD)

Official Language: English

Unofficial Languages: Spanish, Creole, Maya, German, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, Creole, East Indian, Maya, Garifuna, and others

Largest Cities: Belize City, San Ignacio

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

National Heroes and Benefactors Holiday (March 7)

Good Friday (March 25)

Holy Saturday (March 26)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Sovereign’s Day / Commonwealth Day (May 23)

Saint George’s Caye Day (September 10)

Independence Day (September 21)

Colombus Day (October 10)

Garifuna Settlement Day (November 19)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)