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Belize

Be·lize

 (bə-lēz′)
1. A country of Central America on the Caribbean Sea. Originally inhabited by the Maya, the region was settled by the British beginning in 1638 and was established as the crown colony of British Honduras in 1862. It became self-governing in 1964, adopted the name Belize in 1973, and gained independence in 1981. Belmopan is the capital.
2. also Belize City The largest city of Belize, in the eastern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Belize River. It was devastated by a hurricane in 1961. The capital was moved from here to Belmopan in 1970.

Belize

(bəˈliːz)
n
(Placename) a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles). Former name (until 1973): British Honduras

Be•lize

(bəˈliz)

n.
1. Formerly, British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 235,789; 8866 sq. mi. (22,962 sq. km). Cap.: Belmopan.
2. Also called Belize′ Cit′y. a seaport in and the main city of Belize. 48,400.
Be•li•ze•an (bəˈli zi ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belize - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the CaribbeanBelize - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
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