Belize

(British Honduras)

Background Information

Capital/Major Cities

Capital-Belmpoan

Major Cities -

Belmopan

San Pedro

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History

It was once controlled by the British but it gained independence in 1981. It's official language is English even though it's in Latin America.

Geographical Information

Belize is located in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico. The Physical features in Belize are mainly rivers and mountains. The biggest river in Belize is the Belize river. The largest mountain in Belize is Doyle's delight and Victoria's peak. One of the fascinating things about Belize is the many Caye's in the area. The largest Caye is ambergis.
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Political and Diplomacy Information

Belize's type of government is a parliamentary democracy and a commonwealth realm. There chief of state Is Queen Elizabeh II and the head of government is Dean Oliver the prime minister. Belize being a relatively new country dosent have many problems with many countries. It could have a better relationship with Guatemala over border issues.

Economic and Trade Information

Economic/Imports

In Belize they use the belizean dollar. They are a capitalist country but essentially a private enterprise. They import machinery,transport equipment,manufactured goods,fuels,chemicals,food,beverages,and tobacco. They mostly import goods from U.S(23.6%), Germany(15%), and Mexico(11.5%).

Exports

Export-

Sugar

Bananas

Citrus

Clothing

Fish products

Molasses

Wood

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Where do they export goods

Mainly -

U.S(31.8%)

Uk(21.9%

Lesser

Japan/Nigeria/Netherlands

Tourist Informarion

Belize is a beautiful country with amazing sights to see. In Belize there is a variety of things to do like snorkel,scuba dive in the beautiful water explore the caves, visit the Belize reef,or see the rainforest.