Belize BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -6 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|17°11'34"N / 88°30'3"W|
|BZ / BLZ|
Mayan dialects 8.9%
English 3.9% (official)
Garifuna 3.4% (Carib)
unknown 0.2% (2000 census)
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN|
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Belize banks list|
Belize covers an area of 22,963 square kilometers. It is located in the northeastern part of Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and northwest, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The coastline is 322 kilometers long. It is surrounded by mountains, swamps and tropical jungles. The terrain can be roughly divided into two parts: the south and the north: the southern half of the terrain is dominated by the Maya Mountains, and the mountains are southwest-northeast. The Victoria Peak of the Coxcombe Mountain, which is a branch, has an elevation of 1121.97 meters, which is the highest peak in the country; Half of it is a low area with an altitude of less than 61 meters, most of which are swamps, with the Belize River, the New River and the Ondo River flowing through. |
Belize is located in the northeastern part of Central America. It borders Mexico to the north and northwest, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The coastline is 322 kilometers long. There are many mountains, swamps and tropical jungles in the territory. The terrain can be roughly divided into two parts: the south and the north: the southern half of the terrain is dominated by the Mayan mountains, and the mountains are southwest-northeast. The Victoria Peak of its branch Coxcombe Mountain is 1121.97 meters above sea level, which is the highest peak in the country. The northern half is a low area with an elevation of less than 61 meters, most of which are swamps; the Belize River, the New River and the Ondo River flow through. Tropical rain forest climate.
It was originally the residence of the Mayans. It became a Spanish colony in the early 16th century. The British colonists invaded in 1638, and in 1786 the British stationed an administrator to obtain actual jurisdiction. In 1862, Britain officially declared Belize as a colony and changed its name to British Honduras. In January 1964, Belize implemented internal autonomy, but the British were still responsible for national defense, foreign affairs and public security. On September 21, 1981, Berk officially became independent as a member of the Commonwealth.
National flag: It is rectangular, the ratio of length to width is about 3:2. The main body of the flag is blue, with a wide red border on the upper and lower sides, and a white circle in the middle, in which 50 national emblems surrounded by green leaves are painted. The blue represents the blue sky and the ocean, and the red symbolizes victory and sunshine; the ornamental ring composed of 50 green leaves commemorates the country's struggle for independence since 1950 and the final victory.
Belize has a population of 221,000 (estimated in 1996). Most are mixed races and blacks, among them are Indians, Mayans, Indians, Chinese and whites. Official Language is English. More than half of the residents speak Spanish or Creole. 60% of the residents believe in Catholicism, and most of the rest believe in Christianity.
The economy is dominated by agriculture and the industry is underdeveloped. Most of the people's daily necessities are imported. The gross national product of Belize in 1991 was 791.2 million Belize dollars.
Belize is rich in forest resources, covering an area of 16,500 square kilometers. It mainly produces precious woods such as mahogany (called national wood), hematoxylin and genistein. The coastal fishery resources are also very rich, rich in lobsters, sailfish, manatees and corals. The mineral deposits include petroleum, barite, cassiterite, gold, etc., but no reserves for commercial exploitation have been found. The main crops are sugarcane, fruits, rice, corn, cocoa, etc., and their output can basically meet domestic needs.
Belize's tourism industry started late, but it has great potential for development. Its second largest reef in the world and Mayan ruins attract many tourists. In addition, Belize has eight wildlife sanctuaries, of which the jaguar and red-footed boobies sanctuary are the only ones in the world. Belize has more convenient transportation, with more than 2,000 kilometers of roads; Belize City is the main port. There are regular liners between Belize and Jamaica, and there are good maritime transportation lines with the United States, the United Kingdom and the European continent. Philip Goldson International Airport has routes to South and North America.