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About Belize

Belize previously known as British Honduras is a Caribbean country that is part of Central America and just below Mexico. The country is part of the commonwealth nations with the Queen of England as the Head of State represented by a governor-general.

The country is known for its environmental preservation and biodiversity. 60% of the country is covered by forest with exotic vegetation and flora.

Economically the country is primarily based on Agriculture.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CityBelmopan
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBelize dollar, BZD
Phone Code +501
Important CitiesBelmopan, Orange Walk Town, San Pedro, San Ignacio, Corozal Town, Dangriga, Santa Elena, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Ladyville, Punta Gorda, Trial Farm, Independence, Bella Vista, Shipyard, Guinea Grass, Lord's Bank, San José, Little Belize, Camalote
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-21)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking135
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Energy,Transport,Tourism
Major ExportsSugars and sugar confectionery, Edible fruit and nuts, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Edible vegetables , Essential oils and resinoids, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Wood and articles of wood,
Major Exports to IndiaTobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway , Machinery, mechanical appliances, Miscellaneous chemical products, Rubber and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, Electrical machinery and equipment
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway , Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Plastics and articles thereof, Articles of iron or steel, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Iron and steel
Major Imports from Indiafood industries, prepared animal fodder, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of leather, saddlery and harness, travel goods, handbags , sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Footwear, gaiters , Headgear and parts thereof, Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Belize and India totaled US$45.4 million in 2013, up from US$23 million in the previous year. India exported $23 million worth of goods to Belize, and imported 22.4 million worth of commodities in 2013. The main commodities exported from India to Belize are textiles, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and auto parts. The main imports from Belize are miscellaneous chemical products
Bordering NationsMexico, Guatemala
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for BelizeHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Mexico)
H.E. Mr. Arun Hotchandani
Honorary Consul General
No. 2, Queen Street, PO Box No.830, Belize City, Belize.
00-501-227 1634(O), 223 0634

Embassy of India
H.E. Dr. Pankaj Sharma
Honourable Ambassador
Musset 325, Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, C.P. 11550
5531-1002/1050/4636/6638, 5545-1491, 5203-4803

Embassy Details of Belize in IndiaHonorary Consulate of Belize in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Umesh Kumar Modi
Honorary Consul
G-5 Ground Floor98, Modi TowerNehru PlaceNew Delhi-110019
+91-11-4250 4847 (O)