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General Information about Belize

Belize, Central America
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Country Length: 174 miles (278 kms) 
Country Width: 68 miles (109 kms)
Mainland Area: 8,600 sq. miles
(22,274 sq. kms)
Offshore islands: over 175,
many uninhabited
Total area: 266 sq. miles
(689 sq. kms)
Barrier reef: 180 miles (288kms)
longest in Western
Highest mountain: Victoria Peak 3,680 feet
(1,121 metres)
Independent Country: since September 21, 1981
Capital city: Belmopan
Population make-up: Creoles, Garinagu,
Mestizos, Maya,
Europeans, North and
Central Americans,
Chinese, East Indians,
Languages: English (official),
Spanish, Creole, Kekchi
and Mopan Maya,
Population: approximately 270,000
Population density: 21 per sq. mile
Population growth: 2.5%
Main industries: sugar, fishing, citrus, tourism, bananas

The Weather in Belize
Travel Information
Sub-tropical climate with tempering trade winds
Average temperatures: 50° F (10° C) - 96° F (35° C)
Mean annual humidity: 80%
Mean annual temperature: 79° F (26° C)
Hurricanes: may occur from June to November

Currency: Belize Dollar
Fixed exchange rate: BZ $1.00 = US $0.50
Entry requirements: valid passport necessary, some countries are required a visa prior to entering Belize.
International airport: 9 miles (14.5kms) north of Belize City.
Domestic Airports: Belize City Municipal, Big Creek, Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, Corozal, Dangriga, Placencia, Punta Gorda,
San Pedro Ambergris Caye.
Taxis available in all towns.
Extensive, reliable and relatively cheap bus system throughout the country.
Accommodation available in most towns ranging from US$30 - $100 per night. Luxury resorts on Ambergris Caye and in remote locations throughout the country.

Belize Quick Links

Restaurants, Bars & Grills

The Pickled Parrot in Placencia
Eva's Restaurant in San Ignacio
Martha's Guesthouse & Restaurant in San Ignacio
Emery's Restaurant in Punta Gorda
Grace's Restaurant in Punta Gorda
The Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill on Caye Caulker
Love 95.1 FM
Krem 96.5
Integrity Radio 97.1
Wave 105.9
More 107.1

Travel to and in Belize

International Airlines
US Airway
American Airways
Groupo Taca

National Airlines
Maya Island Air
Tropic Airways

Boat Services
Gulf Cruza
Requena Charters
Belize to the Cayes

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