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Belize

Capital :Belmopan

Land Area : 22,966 sq km

Head of Government : Prime Minister The Hon Said Wilbert Musa (since 28 August 1998)

Population :279,457 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole

Major Religion(s) : Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Anglican 5.3%, Methodist 3.5%, Mennonite 4.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Pentecostal 7.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), none 9.4%, other 14% (2000)

Date of Joining : 1981

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