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Belize is a country located in Central America with Mexico bordering it to the north, Guatemala bordering it to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea bordering it to the east. The capital city of Belize is Belmopan. Before 1973 it was known as British Honduras.

Constitutional status

Between 1973 and 1981, when Belize became independent, the British monarch was represented by the Governor of Belize. Since independence, Belize has been a dominion with the Governor-General of Belize representing the Crown.

Judicial system

See also: List of Belizean Privy Council cases.

The highest court in the Belizean judicial system is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which sits in London, England.

Official languages

The official languages of Belize are English, Spanish, and the Mayan language.


The currency of Belize is the Belizean dollar, which is divided into 100 cents.

Foreign relations

Belize is a dominion of the British Commonwealth. There have been some disputes with Guatemala.