Belize is located just south of Mexico and east of Guatemala at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America. The country is only 8,805 square miles; roughly the same size as the state of New Hampshire (8,968 square miles) and has a total population of 311,000. You would think that Spanish is the official language but it's not; English is. That's because Belize was made a British colony in 1862 (called British Honduras) but achieved its independence in 1981.
DID YOU KNOW? The capital of Belize is Belmopan. The capital used to be Belize City, which is on the coastline but after the devastation of Hurricane Hattie in 1961 they moved it inland. Can you blame them?
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