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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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My worthy brother was established twenty years ago in the mahogany and logwood trade at Belize, Honduras.
The PUP governed Belize from 1998-2008; the UDP from 1993-98; the PUP from 1989-1993; and the UDP from 1984-89.
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a tiny country wedged between Mexico and Guatemala below the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean side.
900, social structure and economic practices in the lowlands of Yucatan and Belize were far more organized than scientists traditionally thought (SN: 9/10/88, p.
A legal challenge launched by the former owners of Belize Telemedia Limited against the government of Belize, alleging the nationalisation of Belize Telemedia Limited to be unconstitutional, was dismissed by the Supreme Court in late 2010.
Treasure Cove Belize is wholly committed to work with and support others in the ecotourism industry through involvement in public associations, environmental groups, governmental departments and through educational programs for the Belize citizenry.
Carefully selected from the best properties in Belize, Wild Orchid is comprised of 25 acres of marine area, five acres of adjoining Caribbean beachfront and a 12 acre private island located just 12.
Belize has a cultural tolerance for the use of marijuana.
In his book Dirty Politics, Dirty Times, Lord Ashcroft writes: "In 1990, I struck a deal with the Belize government.
5-million-gallon-per-year (MGY) ethanol facility in Belize that will use sugar cane and molasses as feedstock.
Nature has blessed Belize with unique natural riches.