Belize Cities with Hotels
Belize, independent state, northeastern Central America, bounded on the north and northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. Belize, until 1973 known as British Honduras, became independent in 1981 and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The total area of Belize is 22,965 sq km (8867 sq mi).
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Land and Resources
The northern half of Belize consists of lowlands, large areas
of which are swampy. The southern half is dominated by mountain ranges,
notably the Maya Mountains, which rise to a maximum elevation of 1122 m
(3681 ft) atop Victoria Peak. The
Caribbean coastline is fringed by coral
barrier reefs and numerous cays (islets). The principal streams are the
Belize River; the Hondo River, which forms much of the boundary with
and the Sarstoon River, which forms the southwestern boundary with
Guatemala. The climate of Belize is subtropical, moderated by sea breezes
along the coast. The average annual temperature is about 26.1Â° C (about 79Â°
F). The total annual rainfall increases from north to south and averages
about 1800 mm (about 71 in). A rainy season extends from May to February.
Slightly less than half the area of Belize is covered by
forests. Deciduous trees are found in the north; tropical hardwood trees
predominate in the south. Principal species include the commercially
important mahogany, cedar, and rosewood, as well as pine, oak, and palms.
Mangrove swamp vegetation is found along the coast. Wildlife includes
jaguar, deer, tapir, and numerous species of birds and reptiles.
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Belize • Costa Rica • El Salvador • Guatemala • Honduras • Nicaragua • Panama
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