Belize (i/bəˈlz/) is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide.

With an area of 22,966 kilometers squared (8,867 square miles) making it the world's 147th largest country by area and also Belize has a population of 368,310 which makes it the world's 173rd most populous country in the world

(8,867) a population of Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

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Partner of Lord Ashcroft’s son questioned over killing of Belize police officer

The Observer 30 May 2021
The partner of the son of Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative party donor and former treasurer, is being questioned in Belize over the killing of a police officer. Jasmine Hartin was arrested on Friday following the discovery of the body of police supt Henry Jemmott on a pier in the resort town of San Pedro ... San Pedro is a resort town in Belize....

Milky Way Colloquium and other Boulder-area events Jan. 29, 2020

Daily Camera 29 Jan 2020
Physics Colloquium ... The Gaia mission is in the process of mapping nearly 1% of the Milky Way’s stars ... Join Heather McKillop as she discusses the discovery, mapping and study of the Paynes Creek Salt Works — where the coastal Maya of southern Belize produced massive quantities of salt for the inland Maya at nearby Classic period cities; 7 p.m., Jan ... ....

Carnegie Corner: A Look Ahead January 2020

The Union Times 08 Jan 2020
Upcoming Events. Programs are for ALL AGES unless otherwise noted. Tuesday Storytime . January 7-May 26 . 10 AM ... 4-5 PM ... Antiquities My BA is in Anthropology and as a student, I took part in archaeological digs in Belize and Poland. So I’m super interested in any new discoveries that have been made or anything that gives us a glimpse into the past....

Cause of death undetermined in case of woman found in concrete

Las Vegas Sun 20 Nov 2019
Esmeralda Gonzalez. By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact). Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 . 6.20 p.m. Related news. Police ... Garrett led police to the grim discovery on Oct. 8. Prestipino was arrested at the Las Vegas airport as he flew back from Belize ... ....

The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic

The Times of India 19 Nov 2019
National Geographic has revealed its list of the top 25 must-see travel destinations for 2020.The list was divided into four categories ... National Geographic just released its list of the top 25 must-see travel destinations for 2020 ... {{}}. View As. Slides ... CNN ... Before the discovery, it was said to have stretched from south Mexico to Guatemala and Belize ... ....

Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America

Mega Doctor News 30 Aug 2019
A distinctive DNA type associated with the Clovis culture was found in Chile, Brazil and Belize 11,000 to 9,000 years ago ... “This is our second key discovery,” said co-senior author David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator....

High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize

PhysOrg 20 May 2019
Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. The discovery of these high-quality materials—jadeite and rosewood—used as utilitarian tools, demonstrates that ......