Country of the World Belize
About the country Belize, its location, size, population, leaders and rulers.
NATIONS AND THEIR RULER
Size: 8,866 sq. mi. (22,963 sq. km.).
Belize, once known as British Honduras, is in Central America at the south end of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Malarial coastal swamps rise gradually in the south to almost 4,000-ft. peaks, but the country's basic profile is low-lying jungle. Belize is the last British colonial possession in the mainland Americas. The colony has been self-governing since 1964 and has been promised independence whenever it wants it. Belizeans, however, have been reluctant to go independent, fearing Guatemalan claims on their territory.
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