Belize

By Elisabeth Eastridge

Geography

Belize is located between Guatemala and Mexico in Central America. The country borders the Caribbean Sea. The Maya Mountains are located in the west side of the country. The Hopkins Village beach is one of Belize's many beaches. Ambergris Caye is one of the most popular beaches in Belize.

Popular Cities Belize

Imports and Exports

Belize exports sugar, bananas, citrus, clothing,fish products, molasses, wood, crude oil.

They export these goods to the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Japan, and the Netherlands.

Belize imports machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods; fuels, chemicals, pharmaceuticals; food, beverages, tobacco.

They import these goods from the United States, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, China, and Singapore.

Why Should You Visit Belize?

It is always warm in Belize

You can see Mayan cities

The country borders the Caribbean Sea

Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America.

What Should You Do If You Visit Belize?

If you visit Belize you should see the Mayan city of Xunantunich. You should also visit Ambergris Caye, Punta Gorda, Spanish Lookout, Ladyville, and Orange Walk Town.

Government and Economy

Belize has a Parliamentary democracy and a commonwealth realm. The leader of Belize is Dean Barrow. The currency in Belize is the Belize dollar. The economic system is capitalism. Belize is on good terms with other countries except Guatemala. Guatemala used to control Belize and they are now enemies.

independence

Belize gained its independence from the United Kingdom on September 21, 1981. September 21 is also their independence day.