|Headquarters||Belize City, Belize|
|Established||January 1, 1982|
|Ownership||100% state ownership|
|Governor||Gustavo Manuel Vasquez|
|Central bank of||Belize|
|Reserves||400 million USD|
|Preceded by||Board of Commissioners of Currency (1894–1976), Belize Monetary Authority (1976–1981)|
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