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  Belize City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the capital of British Honduras and Belize until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.
It is the district capital of Belize District.
Belize City was founded (originally as "Belize Town") in the mid 17th century by British lumber harvesters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belize_City   (168 words)

 Belize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belize is a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America, on the Caribbean Sea bordered by Mexico to the northwest and Guatemala to the west and south.
Belize is a parliamentary democracy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Belize is located between the Hondo and Sarstoon Rivers, with the Belize River flowing down in the centre of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belize   (1357 words)

 You Better Belize It! - Belize!
The Belize District is the heart of colonial Belize.
The residents of the Belize District are mostly the creole descendants of African slaves and European settlers.
Belize City is also the link to the rest of the country.
www.belizeit.com /bze.htm   (219 words)

 Belize City - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Belize City
Former capital (until 1970) and chief port of Belize, situated at the mouth of the Belize River on the Caribbean coast; population (2000 est) 49,100.
The city was severely damaged by hurricanes in September 1931 and in October 1961, after which it was decided to move the capital inland, to Belmopan.
The river, which divides the city, is spanned by a swing bridge, which is opened to allow the river traffic through.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Belize+City   (204 words)

 Belize City : Introduction | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize City is surrounded on three sides by water, and at high tide it is nearly swamped.
Belize City itself is said to sit on a foundation of wood chips, discarded ship's ballast, and empty rum bottles.
Belize City had been declared the capital of British Honduras in 1892, but after Hurricane Hattie struck in 1961, the country's capital was relocated inland to Belmopan.
www.frommers.com /destinations/belizecity/3541010001.html   (534 words)

 Belize (10/05)
Belize is a parliamentary democracy based on the Westminster model and is a member of the Commonwealth.
Belize maintains an embassy in the United States at 2535 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel: 202-332-9636; fax: 202-332-6888) and a consulate in Los Angeles.
Ports in Belize City, Dangriga, and Big Creek handle regularly scheduled shipping from the United States and the United Kingdom, although draft is limited to a maximum of 10 feet in Belize City and 15 feet in southern ports.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1955.htm   (3363 words)

 Cruise Critic Destinations: Belize City
Diving is Belize's main claim to fame due to an almost unbroken line of reefs and cayes extending for 150 miles along its coast that make up the longest reef system in the western hemisphere (and the second longest in the world).
Belize City is made up of many wooden buildings and exudes some colonial charm, but the downtown area also has many seedy neighborhoods, and tourists should beware of walking around the city after dark.
For cruise passengers, Belize City is primarily a jumping off point for tours and excursions to its many natural and historical attractions.
www.cruisecritic.com /ports/newport.cfm?ID=107   (1567 words)

 The Belize District is centrally located in Belize to experience travel adventures like snorkeling, SCUBA diving, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Belize District is centrally located between the northern and southern borders of the country with a variety of transportation options to any point both inland and out to the cayes.
Belize City's urban flavor, historical look and the surrounding landscape's distinctly rural feel make the district an ideal stopover or base for those looking to get a sense of the whole country without traveling every inch of it.
The rest of the district's 1633 square miles sits in stark contrast to the city itself with large areas of mangrove swamp and marshland near the water that shifts to pine savannah and tropical bush toward the interior.
www.belizedistrict.com   (440 words)

 Turquoise Net - Belize : Belize City
Belize District is the first area to be inhabited by the British settlers who were dedicated to the cutting of logwood and mahogany.
Belize City is the largest city and also the commercial capital of Belize.
Belize City is also the major point for people to mobilize to the different parts of the country and abroad.
www.turq.com /belize/belbelcy.html   (242 words)

 Belize City Trip, by Marilyn Beckstead
Belize City was the capital of Belize until Hurricane Hattie leveled it in 1961.
However elite parts of Belize City like the Fort George area might be, Belize City is still part of an emerging nation and Memorial Park (shown below) reflects the efforts of Belizeans to present their best face to travelers and diplomats.
The bus trip between Belize City to Belmopan was quiet with the bus partly empty.
www.destinationsbelize.com /trip_bel.htm   (2178 words)

 Belize - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize is drained by seventeen rivers with the Belize River dissecting the country from west to east.
Average temperature ranges in Belize City are from 19 to 27 degrees Celsius (66 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to 24 to 31 degrees Celsius (75 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit) in August.
PEOPLE: Belize is sparsely populated with 50% of the population living in six main urban areas while around 23% live in the former capital of Belize City.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/belize.htm   (1143 words)

 BELIZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize's 290km long barrier reef is the longest reef in the western hemisphere.
Belize is located on the Eastern of Caribbean coast of Central America, bounded on the north and part of the west by Mexico and on the South and the remainder of the west by Guatemala.
Belize is in a hurricane belt; there have been three serious hurricanes in the past 60 years.
schoolweb.missouri.edu /ashland.k12.mo.us/ashley/prac3.htm   (1497 words)

The border between Belize and Guatemala is in dispute, but the dispute thus far has not affected travel between the two countries.
Although the majority of reported incidents are in Belize City, crime occurs in all districts including tourist spots such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia.
Trauma or advanced medical care is limited even in Belize City; it is extremely limited or unavailable in rural areas.
travel.state.gov /travel/belize.html   (2816 words)

 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Belize is marvelously diverse and unique; a traveling adventure like no other.
Over 70% of the animal life in Belize is nocturnal, and, as a result, by venturing on a tour early in the morning, you can discover an incredible array of creatures.
Belize is also the only English speaking country in all of Central America, and this is always a plus with tourists from the United States.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=8   (416 words)

 Belize! Caribbean travel, reef diving, Mayan culture!
The democratic English speaking country of Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus.
Belize hosts protected areas of coral reef and tropical rainforests, alive with hundreds of bird species, colorful fish, exotic plants and animals.
Joining these two "sides" of Belize are a network of rivers, giant Maya pyramids, caves strewn with Maya pottery, coastal towns and villages.
www.belizenet.com   (354 words)

 Belize Country Guide - Overview - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize is situated at the base of the Yucatán Peninsula in Central America and borders Mexico and Guatemala, with the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Belmopan, the country’s capital city, is carved out of the jungle in the centre of Belize, near the Maya Mountain foothills.
Belize City, over 300 years old and the country’s main commercial area and seaport, is the biggest city.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/blz/blz.asp   (196 words)

 Belize's Amandala Online: Belize news, news on Belize, Belize newspapers, Belize, Belize, Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The pageant, which affords Belize the opportunity to expose herself to Northern Europe, will be carried on European television on January 5, 2000.
Soli Arguellas, organizer of Miss Belize, expressed her full confidence in Sampson as she embarks on her very first international pageant, and sees this as an opportunity for her to get greater exposure.
Her participation in Miss Millennium 2000, planned by the organizers of Miss Global, is being made possible through Miss Belize, the Belize Tourism Board and the Dangriga business community.
www.belizemall.com /amandala   (2474 words)

 Belize: Belize City and Parks
HISTORIC BELIZE CITY - Belize City is the largest city in Belize, with a population of over 60,000.
The Belize river meanders through the middle of the city; and twice a day, the city's swing bridge closes to allow sail boats to pass.
THE BELIZE ZOO - The Belize Zoo is located approximately 30 miles west of Belize City and is home to over 100 species of native Belizean animals including the tapir, fl howler monkey, scarlet macaw and jaguar.
www.travelvantage.com /bel_info.html   (1288 words)

 Website of the Belize Tourism Board
Belize City is located in the heart of the country.
Not only is Belize City your gateway to mystic Maya Sites (only found in Central America), adventurous caves, rivers, unique flora, fauna and relaxing breathtaking beaches, but it is also filled with history.
Belize City has the only manual swing bridge in the world which is still being swung daily.
www.travelbelize.org /bc.html   (380 words)

 Belize City : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize City is surrounded on three sides by water, with the murky waters of the Haulover Creek dividing the city in two.
The Swing Bridge, near the mouth of Haulover Creek, is the main route between the two halves of the city, as well as the city's principal landmark.
From the southern side of the city, Cemetery Road heads out of town to the west and becomes the Western Highway, while from the northern side of the city, Freetown Road becomes Haulover Road and then the Northern Highway.
www.frommers.com /destinations/belizecity/3541010002.html   (324 words)

 Belize City - Belize District - Belize
Most travelers to Belize arrive by way of the Belize International Airport, located off the Northern Hwy in Ladyville, 10 miles outside Belize City.
Round trip from Belize City to Caye Caulker is around US$15.00 and round trip fare from Belize City to Ambergris Caye cost about US$22.50.
Belize Tourism Village - Especially designed for day cruise-ship passengers, the Belize Tourism Village has courtyards and terminals offering restaurants, snack bars, entertainment (on cruise ship days), access to land and marine tours as well as a variety of local souvenir, jewelry and clothing outlets.
www.belize-vacation.com /belize/belize_city.htm   (555 words)

 The University of the West Indies and Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
History: Belize was first inhabited by Mayan Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height in 300 and 900 A.D. For unknown reasons, the civilization colapsed and the people migrated.
In 1972, the capital was moved from Belize City to the newly built town of Belmopan and the following year the colony was renamed Belize.
UWI Connections:  Belize contributes to the economic upkeep of the University of the West Indies.
www.uwi.edu /territories/belize.htm   (295 words)

 AllRefer.com - Belize City (Belize Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
47,724) of Belize dist., Belize, at the mouth of the Belize River, on the Caribbean Sea.
The city was devastated by hurricanes in 1931, 1961, and 1978.
It was the capial of Belize until 1970, when the government moved to the new city of Belmopan.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BelizeCit.html   (208 words)

 Belize!, Caribbean travel, scuba, Mayan culture: What's New
This is a mailing list where Belizeans, expats and those interested in Belize Culture and Society exchange messages and share information....
We do a brief tour of Belize Expo 2005 which is part of the annual National Day Celebrations....
Southern Belize is a little-known jumping off point for travelers going to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala and places beyond....
www.belize.com   (222 words)

 Belize City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Tours to Belize are labeled “expedition” or “safari” rather than “vacation.” Its offshore accommodations and facilities are considered primitive by Caribbean standards—few TVs, phones or automobiles on most of the islands—yet Belize's jungles and unspoiled reefs lure intrepid divers back again and again.
On the mainland outside Belize City one finds fairly rugged and varied terrain, alive with yellowhead parrots, giant iguanas, monkeys and a curious creature called the gibnut—described by Belizean author, Robert Nicolait, as a cross between a fat rabbit and a small pig.
Visit Belize during the dry season, from February to May. Annual rainfall ranges from 170 inches in the south to 50 inches in the north.
www.freecruiseinfo.com /d/2368_5233.htm   (512 words)

 Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications is responsible for the infrastructure of Belize, the regulating and monitoring of the public transport system and the licensing of all motor vehicles, motor-cycles and heavy duty equipment and the communications providers in the country.
In the case of the latter, transportation of tourists to the islands of San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker is a dominant factor as tourism continues to grow constantly.
The Belize Ports Authority is committed to the development of an immediate response team which will allow prompt attention to public interests in a very efficient and effective manner.
www.belize.gov.bz /cabinet/v_marin/overview.html   (3691 words)

 Belize Cruise Excursions Shore Trips Guide for Belize Excursions specializing in Cave Tubing for Cruise Ship Passengers ...
Belize Cruise Excursions Representatives meet you right at the Belize City Cruise Ship Terminal and remain with you throughout the excursion.
Belize is a unique destination and will have the opportunity of visiting the fascinating mainland, which offers numerous excursions, or you can opt to be pampered at our secluded
Belize Excursions are a once in a lifetime experience which will remain in your best of memories forever.
belizecruiseexcursions.com   (961 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Belize today?
Belize City and just 2 miles off the Northern Highway, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary provides an opportunity to view some of Belize's magnificent waterbird populations.
Belize is a nice country to get an introduction to birding in Central America as they speak English and there is some good habitat for birds.
Mountains of Central Belize, this resort is surrounded by pristine rainforest, waterfalls, crystal clear streams and untainted air.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/cenbelize.htm   (1649 words)

 Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza - affordable Caribbean vacation accommodations
It is 3 miles from downtown Belize City and 7 miles from the Phillip Goldson International Airport.
Belize World Heritage sites, such as the Blue Hole and the Barrier Reef, are easily accessible.
Business travelers are afforded a peaceful and tranquil setting to do their business transactions, utilizing our business center at their convenience and still having easy access to the commercial and financial districts of the country.
www.belizebiltmore.com   (148 words)

 Belize on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Belize is bounded on the N by Mexico, on the S and W by Guatemala, and on the E by the Caribbean.
Belize City, the capital until 1970, is the largest city and main port.
Wilderness and wildlife appreciation at the heart of Belize.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Belize.asp   (504 words)

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