|Location||Central America, Eastern Coast|
|Population||Estimated 262,999 (256,062 July 2001 est.)
 Infoplease.com, World-Countries-Belize, available at http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107333.html (last visited on Oct. 1, 2002).
 Central Intelligence Agency-The World Factbook 2001, supra note 1.
|Native Language||English (Official)
 Spanish, Mayan, Creole and Garifuna are widely spoken in addition to English.
|Currency||Belize Dollar/BZD 2.000 BZD per US dollar fixed|
|Political status||Independent from UK as of September 21, 1981 Member of Commonwealth recognizing crown.|
|Stability||Stable elections every 5 years the Next in 2003|
|Legal System||Based on UK common law system|