Belize

Belize, is located on the northeast coast of Central America. The history of Belize dates back to the Maya civilization when they spread into the area between 1500 BC to 1200 BC and flourished until about 1000 AD. The Spanish conquistadors and missionaries settled into the area in the 16th century, but failed to establish colonial rule. 

Belize, which was known as British Honduras until 1973, was the last British colony on the American mainland. Belize achieved independence on September 21, 1981, but it has retained its historical link with the United Kingdom through membership in the Commonwealth.

Belize is a diverse and culturally rich country, home to many different ethnic groups, including Chinese, Creole, East Indian, European, Garifuna, Lebanese, Mayan, Mennonite and Mestizo.  

Of Note:  Belize is known world-wide for its extreme biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems.

Currency: Belize Dollar

Language: English; Yucatec, Mopán, and Kekchí are spoken by the Maya in Belize

Culture Name: Belizean   

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