17.1 Describe the population of Belize using data from the Statistical Institute of Belize and other sources.
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17.2 Compare data from Belize related to births, religion, marriages, deaths, population growth and population density with data from other countries in Central America and the Caribbean.
Population density measures how many people live in a given area. It is usually stated as the number of people per square kilometre. The higher the population density, the more crowded a place is. Cities have a high population density. Rural areas have a low density. Areas with very few people living in them are called "sparsely" populated.
The most densely populated areas of the world are Asian cities such as Mumbai and Hong Kong. In this region, some of the small Caribbean islands are densely populated due to a lack of space. Belize's population density is low. This means it has a lot of land compared to the number of people.
Selected Population Density for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
|Country||Area Km Squared||Total Population||Population Density|
|St Vincent & The Grenadines||389||110,520||284’tr>|
|Trinidad and Tobago||5,155||1,363,985||265’tr>|
|St Kitts& Nevis||270||56,345||208’tr>|