What is the Capital of Belize? Belmopan


Belmopan is the capital of Belize, located inland 80 kilometers southwest of Belize City. The city has 13,993 residents (SIB, 2010) and, together with Belize City, is one of the country’s two cities with official city status.

Belmopan was founded with the support of the United Kingdom in 1966 following repeated destruction of the former capital of Belize City. The city was inaugurated as a new capital in 1970, and gained city status in 2000.

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