Where is Belize?

Belize is located in the Central America region at latitude 17.189877 and longitude -88.49765 and is part of the North American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 17° 11' 23.56'' N
  • 88° 29' 51.54'' W

You can see the location of Belize on the world map below:

Belize Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Belize (BZ) are:

  1. Guatemala (GT)
  2. Mexico (MX)

Maritime Borders

Belize borders with the Caribbean Sea.

Flag pin pointing out the location of Belize on the Central America map

Belize Related Content

Belize Key Facts

CountryBelize
CoordinatesLatitude: 17.189877
Longitude: -88.49765
Country CodesAlpha 2: BZ
Alpha 3: BLZ
Country Flag Emoji🇧🇿
Int. Phone Prefix+501
Capital cityBelmopan
Continent
Subcontinent
North America
Central America
Country Area22,966 sq km
Population 2021404,915
World Rank: 170
Median Age25.2
Life expectancy70.5
Major languagesEnglish 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) (2010 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC−06:00
Internet TLD.bz
Biggest AirportPhilip Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Average temperature25.35 °C
77.63 °F
Administrative Divisions6 districts
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Belize Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyBelize Dollar (BZD)
GDP in 2020$1.6 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 174
GDP per capita in 2020$3,988
World Rank: 116
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, tourism, manufacturing, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Brazil
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, Mexico, European Union, China, Taiwan

Biggest Cities in Belize

Here are the largest cities in Belize based on 2021 data:

City Population
Belize City 57,169
Orange Walk 18,000
Belmopan 17,222
San Ignacio 16,977
San Pedro 11,767
Dangriga 9,096
Corozal 8,800
Ladyville 5,458
Punta Gorda 5,026

Map of Belize with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central America Region