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Belize Introduction

Belize is a small country in Central America. It lies on the southeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

It borders Guatemala on the west, Mexico on the north, and the Caribbean Sea on the east. Belize covers 22,965 square kilometres.

General Facts:

Area: 22,923 sq. km. (8,867 sq. mi.); slightly larger than Massachusetts.
: Capital--Belmopan (2000 pop. est. 8,305)

Other cities and towns

--Belize City (54,125), Corozal (8,075), Orange Walk (13,795), San
Ignacio & Santa Elena (13,545), Dangriga (9,020), Punta Gorda (4,425) and
San Pedro (4,965).

: Flat and swampy coastline, low mountains in interior.

: Subtropical (dry and wet seasons). Hot and humid. Rainfall ranges from 60 inches in the north to 200 inches in the south annually.

A Short Background

Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize (formerly British Honduras) until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992.

Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. The country remains plagued by high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, and increased urban crime.

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Geography of Central America - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Central America

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Military of Central America - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Central America

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