Do you know Belize? Here are some surprises facts about the country:
The official language is English.
In 1893, Mexico renounced its claim to Belizean Territory.
The country changed its name from British Honduras to Belize in 1973.
A peaceful country, Belize is tolerant to different races and religions.
Belize is a top retirement destination in the world and real estate is affordable compared with Europe or North America. Cerros Sands in Northern Belize for example offers Villas, Condominiums & Land in an established beach community.
Eco-tourism is a top source of revenue.
Manuel Esquival of the centre-right United Democratic Party (UDP) becomes prime minister after defeating Price’s PUP in the general elections.
The entire country contains 4 highways.
Belize has the longest barrier reef system in the Western hemisphere.
The barrier reef hosts more than 450 islands called “cays” with more than 500 species of fish.
The first people to develop Belize were the Maya around 1500 B.C.E.
Popular means of transportation include local airlines, buses and water taxis.
There is no fast food chains like McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks or KFC in Belize.
September 10 in Belize is celebrated as the National Day or St George’s Caye Day.
Belize: a fascinating country to live.
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