- Population: 374,681
- Capital: Belmopan
- Langauge: English
- Currency: Belize Dollar
- Emergency No: 911 or 90 in Belize City
- Size – 8,867 Square Miles
Belize became a British colony in 1840 where the country was formally known as British Honduras until 1981 where Belize finally got its independence from Britain.
Today Belize has the largest cave systems in Central America along with many other beautiful aspects of nature that have made it a very popular tourist destination.
Belize is an underwater marvel with its very own Belize barrier reef that attracts tourists from all over. However the biggest tourism income still comes from the cruise ships that come in all year offloading thousands into the island and taking them away hours later.
For the off the beaten track adventurer there are jungle treks to explore the ancient history of the Mayan ruins.
National Geographic recently promoted Belize as one of the best places to visit.