Catholic Church




Also known as: Belice (español), le Belize (français), Belize (Deutsch, Italiano, polski, Português), 伯利茲 (正體中文), ベリーズ (日本語), Beliza (latine)

Formerly: British Honduras

Continent: Central America

Capital: Belmopan

Area: 22,806 km²

Population: 360,346

Religions: Roman Catholic 40.1%, Protestant 31.5% (includes Pentecostal 8.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 4.7%, Mennonite 3.7%, Baptist 3.6%, Methodist 2.9%, Nazarene 2.8%), Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, other 10.5% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, Rastafarian, Salvation Army), unspecified 0.6%, none 15.5%

Languages: English 62.9% (official), Spanish 56.6%, Creole 44.6%, Maya 10.5%, German 3.2%, Garifuna 2.9%, other 1.8%, unknown 0.3%, none 0.2%

Ethnic Groups: mestizo 52.9%, Creole 25.9%, Maya 11.3%, Garifuna 6.1%, East Indian 3.9%, Mennonite 3.6%, white 1.2%, Asian 1%, other 1.2%, unknown 0.3%

Motto: Sub umbra floreo (Latin) (Under the shade I flourish)

Neighbouring Countries: Guatemala Guatemala, ↑ Mexico Mexico, ↓ Honduras Honduras

Jurisdictions (1): Dioceses Diocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Belize City–Belmopan

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Apostolic Nunciature: Belize Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán (58)

Conference of Bishops: Antilles Episcopal Conference (A.E.C.) Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Bishop Roberto Camilleri Azzopardi, O.F.M. (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (62)

Last updated on 2023.05.19

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