Pray for: Belize

Flag for Belize

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Belmopan
Population: 416,656
% Urban: 46.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 29.7 %
Official Language: English. Spanish spoken by the majority of the population
Languages: 12
Literacy Rate: 89 %
Life Expectancy: 70.5 yrs (152/236)
HDI Ranking: 123 / 189
% Christian: 83.9 %
% Evangelical: 18.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 83.9 %
People Groups: 13
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 2 %


Title: Belize

Tier: 1

Type: country

Most Belizeans profess Christianity, but only 10% of the population attend church regularly. People need to encounter the true gospel in ways that are meaningful and sensitive to their culture. The Spanish-speaking immigrants sometimes mix Truth with superstitions, the Mayans with paganism, and the Garifuna with black magic. Pray for revival and spiritual conviction for any confusion in beliefs.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.