COASTAL: Barrier Reef—180 Miles Long, 2nd Longest Reef in the World, 3 Offshore Atolls (only 5 in Entire Atlantic Sys), 183 Islands and Cayes.
Ambergirs Caye, Caye Caulker, Placentia, Cayo District, Small Barrier Cayes, Small Cruise Boats.
Main Port: Belize City; Capital: Belmopan; West Border: San Ignacio; Southernmost: Punta Gorda; North Border: Corozal.
GOVERNMENT: British Parliamentary Govt.; Currency pegged on US $ at 2:1; Low taxes-high duties; British Commonwealth Country; British Common Law; Foreigners Can Own Property; Member OAS & United Nations.
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More Background on Belize
Only a short 2 hour flight from the US with 3 to 5 flights daily, Belize offers tourists the best of both worlds. From its lush tropical rainforests strewn with Ancient Mayan ruins to its hundreds of cayes and islands there is truly something for everyone.
Already an established tourist destination,
Belize possesses the longest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere, (second only to Australia’s) plus:
...- 3 spectacular offshore Atolls, all providing
...- world class diving and water-sports.
The population of Belize can be deemed a true “melting-pot” of 314,000 people representing diverse customs and traditions. The country’s rich history and heritage fuses together European, Mayan, and Caribbean cultures, which is why Belize is often called “The Caribbean gateway to Central America.”
1981, it is still a part of the British Commonwealth.
The Parliamentary Democracy is modeled
on England’s, with a Prime Minister serving as
head of state and elections held every 5 years.