Belize

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Belize
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Belize: World Factbook, 2009[1]

Area

22,966 sq km

Population

307,899 (July 2009)

Languages

Spanish 46%, Creole 32.9%, Mayan dialects 8.9%, English 3.9% (official), Garifuna 3.4% (Carib), German 3.3%, other 1.4%, unknown 0.2% (2000 census)

Religions

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

Ethnicity

mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, other 9.7% (2000 census)[2]

Groups Formally Associated with MWC

8 (2006)

Belize is a small Central American country located on the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Guatemala and Mexico. The country has an area of 22,966 square kilometers and a population (July 2009) of 307,899. As a former British colony Belize's official language is English, but a large majority of the population speaks Spanish, Creole, or various Mayan dialects.[3] To learn more about Anabaptist-related groups in the Caribbean, Central and South America click here.

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Contents

Anabaptist-Related Groups in Belize

In 2006 there were eight Anabaptist-related groups formally associated with Mennonite World Conference as well as several independent or unaffiliated groups:[4]

Electronic Resources

Annotated Bibliography

External Links

Belize on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Citations

  1. "Belize," CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/BH.html (accessed 24 June 2009).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. "2006 Mennonite World Conference Directory for Caribbean, Central and South America," Mennonite World Conference. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=16 (accessed 22 June 2009).
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