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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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 ......

How Farage's war hero Brexit Party candidate is a wildlife campaigner and former Oxford historian who spent 10 years in the Royal Marines and now hosts Shark Week on the Discovery Channel

This is Money 23 Apr 2019
He is currently a host on Discovery Channel's Shark Week and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society ... Mr Glancy trained with the Marines and joined their elite SBS unit (pictured training in Belize) ... Mr Glancy has a love of sharks, and presents a show about them on the Discovery Channel....

New fish discoveries could lead to medical breakthroughs

Arkansas Online 21 Apr 2019
The coastal waters of western Australia were the site of another new discovery in 2015 — the ruby seadragon, an unusual fish related to seahorses ... It’s easy to understand why an inches-long fish living deep in the ocean escapes notice for so long, but could a 10-foot, 400-pound air-breather also be among the new fish discoveries? It seems so....

Scientists completed one of the most detailed explorations inside the Great Blue Hole. Here's what they found at the bottom of the giant, mysterious sinkhole.

The Times of India 01 Mar 2019
The Great Blue Hole is a massive underwater sinkhole that lies off the coast of Belize ... In the winter of 2018, a crew from Aquatica Submarines ventured to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole and made some unexpected discoveries ... There's a massive underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize that extends 125 meters into the Earth's crust....

Explorers Find Unidentifiable Tracks At The Bottom Of The Great Blue Hole

IFL Science 27 Feb 2019
A recent expedition has used high-end submarines to explore the Great Blue Hole, a vast and especially stunning marine sinkhole found in Belize. Among the many fascinating discoveries to come out of the dives, one was the discovery of “tracks” found out at the bottom of the hole....

Aquatica Submarine’s Blue Hole expedition

The Daily Telegraph Australia 26 Feb 2019
A group of scientists have made exciting discoveries inside the Belize Blue Hole .......

Expedition captures 'cool' new images of Belize's Blue Hole, world's largest sinkhole

Lebanon Express 16 Feb 2019
A team of scientists, including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, has returned from a groundbreaking mission to the bottom of Belize's Great Blue Hole with exciting findings ... The Blue Hole Belize 2018 Expedition was broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Dec....

50 states in 42 days: Baby Liberty becomes the youngest to travel the U.S.

Cedar Rapids Gazette 07 Dec 2018
Last week, Joby Weeks detoured from the 50-state challenge to explore the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a massive marine sinkhole in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Belize ... There’s video of Joby Weeks with Sir Richard Branson, who was a featured explorer during last week’s Belize trip, which was broadcast on the Discovery Channel....