Belize

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Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America.wikipedia
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Mexico

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Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. The Maya Civilization emerged at least three millennia ago in the lowland area of the Yucatán Peninsula and the highlands to the south, in the area of present-day southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and western Honduras.
It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico.

Guatemala

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Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. The Maya Civilization emerged at least three millennia ago in the lowland area of the Yucatán Peninsula and the highlands to the south, in the area of present-day southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and western Honduras.
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

British Honduras

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Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America.
British Honduras was a British Crown colony on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, from 1862 to 1964, then a self-governing colony, renamed Belize in June 1973, until September 1981, when it gained full independence as Belize.

Battle of St. George's Caye

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This period was also marked by Spain and Britain both laying claim to the land until Britain defeated the Spanish in the Battle of St. George's Caye (1798).
The Battle of St. George's Caye was a short military engagement that lasted from 3 to 10 September 1798, off the coast of what is now Belize.

Gulf of Honduras

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European contact began in 1502 when Christopher Columbus sailed along the Gulf of Honduras.
The Gulf or Bay of Honduras is a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea, indenting the coasts of Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Punta

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It is known for its September Celebrations, its extensive barrier reef coral reefs and punta music.
Punta is a dance originated by the Garifunas in all of the Central American coast of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in the late 18th century.

Caribbean Sea

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Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala.
It runs 1000 km along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.

List of countries by population growth rate

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The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2018 estimate) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Caribbean

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It is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to both the American and Caribbean regions.
On the mainland, Belize, Nicaragua, the Caribbean region of Colombia, Cozumel, the Yucatán Peninsula, Margarita Island, and the Guyanas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Guayana Region in Venezuela, and Amapá in Brazil) are often included due to their political and cultural ties with the region.

Monarchy of Belize

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Belize is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state.
The monarch of Belize is the head of state of Belize.

Caribbean Community

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It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations.
CARICOM was established by the English-speaking parts of the Caribbean, and currently includes all the independent anglophone island countries plus Belize, Guyana and Montserrat, as well as all other British Caribbean territories and Bermuda as associate members.

Commonwealth realm

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Belize is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state.
As of 2019, there are 16 Commonwealth realms: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom.

Belize River

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The names of these waterways, which correspond to the Sittee River, Sibun River and Belize River, were provided to Delgado by his translator.
The Belize River (Río Belice) runs 180 mi through the center of Belize.

Sibun River

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The names of these waterways, which correspond to the Sittee River, Sibun River and Belize River, were provided to Delgado by his translator. When Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century, the area that is now Belize included three distinct Maya territories: Chetumal province, which encompassed the area around Corozal Bay; Dzuluinicob province, which encompassed the area between the New River and the Sibun River, west to Tipu; and a southern territory controlled by the Manche Ch'ol Maya, encompassing the area between the Monkey River and the Sarstoon River.
The Sibun River (Xibun River) is a river in Belize which drains a large central portion of the country.

Maya civilization

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The Maya Civilization emerged at least three millennia ago in the lowland area of the Yucatán Peninsula and the highlands to the south, in the area of present-day southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and western Honduras.
The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

Sittee River

The names of these waterways, which correspond to the Sittee River, Sibun River and Belize River, were provided to Delgado by his translator.
Sittee River is a river in Belize.

Belize District

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The first British permanent settlement was founded around 1716 in what became the Belize District, and during the 18th century, established a system using black slaves to cut logwood trees.
Belize District is a district of the nation of Belize.

Monkey River

When Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century, the area that is now Belize included three distinct Maya territories: Chetumal province, which encompassed the area around Corozal Bay; Dzuluinicob province, which encompassed the area between the New River and the Sibun River, west to Tipu; and a southern territory controlled by the Manche Ch'ol Maya, encompassing the area between the Monkey River and the Sarstoon River.
Monkey River is a coastal watercourse in southern Belize that rises in the Maya Mountains and discharges to the Caribbean Sea near Monkey River Town.

Manche Chʼol

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When Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century, the area that is now Belize included three distinct Maya territories: Chetumal province, which encompassed the area around Corozal Bay; Dzuluinicob province, which encompassed the area between the New River and the Sibun River, west to Tipu; and a southern territory controlled by the Manche Ch'ol Maya, encompassing the area between the Monkey River and the Sarstoon River.
The Manche Chʼol were a former Chʼol-speaking Maya people inhabiting the extreme south of what is now the Petén Department of modern Guatemala, the area around Lake Izabal (also known as the Golfo Dulce), and southern Belize.

Caracol

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The recorded history of the middle and southern regions is dominated by Caracol, an urban political centre that may have supported over 140,000 people.
Caracol is the name given to a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize.

Maya Mountains

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North of the Maya Mountains, the most important political centre was Lamanai.
The Maya Mountains are a mountain range located in Belize and eastern Guatemala, in Central America.

People's United Party

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The People's Committee's successor, the People's United Party (PUP), sought constitutional reforms that expanded voting rights to all adults.
The People's United Party (PUP) is one of two major political parties in Belize.

Central American Integration System

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It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations.
Belize joined in 1998 as a full member, while the Dominican Republic became an associated state in 2004 and a full member in 2013.

1931 British Honduras hurricane

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The effects of widespread unemployment were worsened by a devastating hurricane that struck the colony in 1931.
The 1931 British Honduras hurricane was the deadliest hurricane in the history of British Honduras (known as Belize since 1973), killing an estimated 2,500 people.

United Democratic Party (Belize)

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In that election, the first national election after independence, the PUP was defeated by the United Democratic Party (UDP).
The United Democratic Party (UDP) is one of the two major political parties in Belize.