belizeBelize is located on the north eastern coast of Central America, and is the only country in the region with English as official language although Kriol and Spanish are commonly spoken. The population is 333,200 (2010), with the lowest population density in the region but with the highest growth rate of 2.21 percent (2008). Belmopan is the capital. The country is divided into six administrative districts, which are further divided into 31 constituencies.



  • Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (June 2012)
  • Edited by Burt E. Swanson
  • Latest information on extension organization and staff provided by Ricardo R. Thompson, until recently the National Extension Coordinator of Belize