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Central Bank of Belize
The building of the Central Bank of Belize was built to look like a Mayan temple.
The building of the Central Bank of Belize was built to look like a Mayan temple.
HeadquartersBelize City, Belize
Coordinates17°29′53″N 88°10′59″W / 17.498192°N 88.182993°W / 17.498192; -88.182993Coordinates: 17°29′53″N 88°10′59″W / 17.498192°N 88.182993°W / 17.498192; -88.182993
EstablishedJanuary 1, 1982 (38 years ago) (1982-01-01)
Ownership100% state ownership[1]
GovernorA. Joy Grant
Central bank ofBelize
Reserves400 million USD[1]
Preceded byBoard of Commissioners of Currency (1894–1976), Belize Monetary Authority (1976–1981)

The Central Bank of Belize is the central bank of Belize, established in 1982. A. Joy Grant serves as the present Governor of the Central Bank of Belize.[2]


The Central Bank of Belize was established on January 1, 1982, by the Central Bank of Belize Act No. 15 (Chapter 262 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2000).[3]

The Central Bank is the natural successor to the Monetary Authority of Belize, established from 1976 to 1981, and the Board of Commissioners of Currency running from 1894.[4] The latter is responsible for the devaluation crisis that led to the nationalist movement of the 1950s.


See also


  1. ^ a b https://d-nb.info/1138787981/34
  2. ^ "Office of the Governor". Central Bank of Belize. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2011). "Belize". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, California. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  4. ^ "History". www.centralbank.org.bz.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Past Governors". www.centralbank.org.bz.
  6. ^ "Central Banking Directory". Central Banking Publications. 18 April 1993 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Office of the Governor". www.centralbank.org.bz.