Geography Area: 22,966 sq. km. (8,867 sq. mi.)
Cities: Capital--Belmopan (2006 pop. est. 14,900). Other cities and towns--Belize City (62,200), Corozal (8,900), Orange Walk (15,700), San Ignacio and Santa Elena (17,500), Dangriga (11,200), Punta Gorda (5,100), and San Pedro (9,300).
Terrain: Flat and swampy coastline, low mountains in interior.
Climate: Subtropical (dry and wet seasons). Hot and humid. Rainfall ranges from 60 inches in the north to 200 inches in the south annually.