Belize – A Place

Summary

  • Politics
    • Name: Belize
    • Capital: Belmopan
    • 2 Letter Code: BZ
    • 3 Letter Code: BLZ
  • Land
    • Contenent: The Americas
    • Region: Central America
    • Total Land: 22,966 (8,867)
    • Land: 22,806 (8,805)
    • Water: 160 (62)
  • People
    • Population: 287,730
    • Birth Rate: 28.84 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 5.72 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 25.69 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 83.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 14.2%%
    • Industry: 15.2%%
    • Service: 61.2%%

Map

Belize is a country in Central America. It is located on the eastern coast.

History

Coming soon.

Modern Times

Most of the population is urban (42.3%).

The ethnic groups of Belize include Mestizo (52.9%), Creole (25.9%), Maya (11.3%), Garifuna (6.1%), East Indian (3.9%), Mennonites (3.6%), White (1.2%), Asian (1%), other ethnic groups (1.2%), and unknown (0.3%).

The majority of Belizeans religion is Roman Catholic (40.1%), also have Protestant (31.5%), Jehovah’s Witness (1.7%), and other groups’ ethnicity (10.5%) with unspecified (0.6%).

English is the official language of Belize’s people (62.9%). The second is Spanish, which is common for speaking (56.6%).

Genetics

This section is under development.

mtDNA

Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10041849 A2ap Belize Belize Unspecified
Hap10042452 A2m Belize Belize Unspecified
Hap10042689 A2w United States Belize Belize
Hap10067045 L1b2a Canada Jamaica Belize
Hap10067809 L2a1e United States Belize Unspecified
Hap10068322 L2b3b United States Belize Unspecified
Hap10068905 L3d1c1 United States Belize Belize
Hap10070262 M30c United States Belize Belize
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Sources and Resources

Background

Coming soon.

Journal Articles

  • Posth, C., Nakatsuka, N., Lazaridis, I, Skoglund, P., Mallick, S., Lamnidis, T.C., Rohland, N., Nagele, K., Adamski, N., Bertolini, E. Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Cooper, A., Culleton, B.J., Ferraz, T., Ferry, M., Furtwangler, A., Haak, W., Harkins, K., Harper, T.K., Hunemeier, T., Lawson, A.M., Llamas, B., Michel, M., Nelson, E., Oppenheimer, J., Patterson, N., Schiffels, S., Sedig, J., Stewardson, K., Talamo, S., Wang, C., Hublin, J., Hubbe, M., Harvati, K., Nuevo Delaunay, A., Judith Beier, J., Francken, M., Kaulicke, P., Reyes-Centeno, H., Rademaker, K., Trask, W.R., Mark Robinson, M., Gutierrez, S.M. (2018). Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Cell, -, -.

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