Belize is one of the few countries that is not a part of the archipelago, but it is still considered a part of the Caribbean. With an area of 8,867 sq. miles and a population of 387,879, it has the lowest population and population density in Central America. English is the main language spoken, with Spanish coming in second. Belize is a Commonwealth realm.
The biodiverse landscape that Belize offers is enviable and the ethnic groups are just as diverse. The Mayan groups that first inhabited the island are a small part of what lends to its robust historic charm. Scenic shorelines and breathtaking views are one of the main reasons that tourists enjoy visiting. Belize relies on a mixture of agriculture and tourism to support its economy. The capital city is Belmopan and is located 50 miles inland from the Caribbean coast.