Belize




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Current events

Belize's "Big Blue Hole" Offers Clues
  • The big blue hole became popular by a deep sea conservationist Jacques Cousteau who said in 1971 that it is one of the best diving spots in the world.
  • Discovery Channel said it's one of the "10 most amazing places on Earth.
  • The ratio of titanium to aluminum more titanium means heavier rains affected the region since the run off from the area's volcanic rock was rich in the element.
Belize's "Blue Hole" May Help Solve Mystery
  • To this day it is still a mystery to how the "Big Blue Hole" Formed.
  • The research builds upon previous studies suggesting climate change precipitated the Mayas downfall.
  • The region was hit by a major drought at the time the "Big Blue Hole" was forming.

Date of independence

  • Belize gained complete independence from the United Kingdom on September 21, 1981. (1)

Government

  • Belize is led by Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow, along with their cabinet including: (2)
    • Deputy Prime Minister. Gaspar Vega
    • Min. of Finance Dean Oliver Barrow
    • Min. of Defense Carlos Perdomo
    • Min. of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Peter Elrington
    • Attorney Gen. Bernard Quinton Pitts

Description of physical features

  • Although Belize generally lacks natural resources, mineral production includes clays, limestone, marble, sand, and gravel for the construction industry The climate of Belize is characterized by two seasons: a rainy and a dry season. In Belize, most of the year’s rainfall occurs during the period June to November, that is, the rainy season.The vegetation zones of Belize ranges from lowland broad leaf forest, Agriculture, Pine ridge/ Savanna, Coastal wetland/ Mangrove. (9)

Average temperatures and precipitation

  • Over the years in Belize the average temperature is 80. The average high is 84 while the average low is 75. The average precipitation yearly is 71.2 The highest ever recorded temperature is 108 annually. The lowest temperature ever annually is 52. (6)

Total Population

  • 340,844 (July 2014 est.)
  • 0-14 years: 35.3% (male 61,480/female 59,000) 15-24 years: 21% (male 36,432/female 35,093) 25-54 years: 35.5% (male 61,112/female 59,809) 55-64 years: 4.6% (male 7,719/female 7,807) 65 years and over: 3.6% (male 5,848/female 6,544) (2014 est. (5)

Major Cities in Belize

  • Belize has 6 Major city's including Corozal, Orange walk, Belize city, San ignacio, Dangriga, Punta Gorda (7)

Major languages spoken in Belize

  • Belize speaks Multiple languages 62.9% English, 56.6% Spanish, 44.6% Creole and many other native languages. (8)

Unique physical features

  • The most visually striking of these regions is distinguished by the Maya Mountains and the associated basins and plateaus that dominate all but the narrow coastal plain in the southern half of the country. (15)

Image/description of the flag and what it symbolizes

  • The flag is royal blue, with a white disc at the center containing the national coat of arms held by a mestizo and a black man surrounded by fifty mahogany leaves. The flag is bordered at top and bottom by two red stripes.The two red stripes at the top and bottom were added to the original design at independence The flag of Belize is the only country to have humans depicted as a major design element on its national flag, although the flag of malta contains an image of saint George on the badge of the George cross, and the flags of British dependencies montserrat and the Virgin Islands, and that of French Polynesia also depict humans. (10)

Information about the economy

Tourism is the number one foreign exchange earner in this small economy, followed by exports of marine products, citrus, cane sugar, bananas, and garments.$8,800 (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 127, $8,800 (2012 est.), $8,500 (2011 est.) This data is in 2013 US dollar.Some of Belize's main exporting goods are- Sugar, Bananas,Citrus,Clothing,Fish products,Molasses,Wood,Crude oil. The major export partners are US,UK,Italy,Cote dIvoir,Nigeria. (12)

Interesting facts about your country.

  • The Belizean people are made up of Maya, Mestizo, Kriol, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab and Chinese,
  • Costal sea breezes as well as our jungle and rainforests keep you cool even in the hottest summer months while winters can be cool but never very cold, Even in winter (November-March) the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 60°F (16°C), while the summer (May-September) is around 86°F (30°C) (16)

Interesting images

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Attractions

  • Snorkeling: The Belize Barrier Reef presents amazing underwater vistas. Diving: Reefs and atolls provide many of the world’s greatest dive sites. Bird-Watching: Belize has more than 500 species of birds, many rare or endangered. Beach Stays: Often remote or removed, and nearly always right on the water. Jungle Lodges: For an unforgettable close-to-nature experience in comfort. Mayan Ruins: Evidence of the ancient Mayan empire is everywhere in Belize (16)
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Credits for wiki
http://world-leaders.findthedata.com/q/39/1703/Who-are-the-leaders-of-Belize (1)
http://www.mapsofworld.com/belize/facts.html (2)
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/59500/Belize/276047/Resources-and-power (3)
http://www.hydromet.gov.bz/climate-summary (4)
http://www.northernbelize.com/vegetation.html (5)
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=38587 (6)
http://www.mapsofworld.com/belize/cities-map.html (7)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Belize (8)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Belize#Physical_features (9)
Picture from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Belize.svg (10)
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bh.html (11)
http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/belize/export-import.html (12)
Picture from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Belize (13)
Picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize_Zoo (14)
http://www.fodors.com/world/mexico-and-central-america/belize/feature_2678488.html (15)
https://www.travelbelize.org/things-to-do/activities (16)
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    • The Belize dollar is locked at $2 Belize = $1 USD.
    • They Have the lowest population density in Central America with 35 people per square mile or 14 people per square kilometer.
    • The first people to develop Belize were the Maya around 1500 B.C.E.
    • They are the only English language-speaking country in Central America.
    • Here are a few different ways you’ll hear “good morning”
      • “Gud Mawnin” – Kriol
      • “Buiti Binafi” – Garifuna
      • “Buenos dias” – Spanish
    • The Belizean people are made up of Maya, Mestizo, Kriol, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab and Chinese.
    • One of the nicest things about visiting Belize is the weather. With an average yearly temperature of 84° F (29°C), it’s always warm, yet comfortable
    • Costal sea breezes as well as our jungle and rainforests keep you cool even in the hottest summer months while winters can be cool but never very cold
    • Even in winter (November-March) the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 60°F (16°C), while the summer (May-September) is around 86°F (30°C)
    • Humidity is also fairly consistent at around 85 percent.
    • Belize’s dry season is between February and May and has significantly lower rainfall than the rest of the year. When it does rain, it is usually in mild, short bursts. June through December is our wet season, when parts of the country receive up to 150 inches of rain and the heavy, sometimes wild storms associated with the Caribbean occur, usually in the late afternoons.
    • The most frequent rainfall usually happens in June or early July and is punctuated by a break in late July or August known as the "little dry."
    • They also have a hurricane season, and while statistically Belize does not attract many major direct hits, it does get its share of severe tropical weather with high winds and rain.
    • However, we have cooperative early warning network that we share with our neighbors. Our safety, evacuation and other procedures have proven to be effective, so no worries.
    • There Best Activitys include
      • Archeology
      • Birding
      • Canoeing
      • Caving
      • Fishing
      • Hiking
      • Horseback riding
      • Kayaking
      • Sailing
      • Snorkeling
      • Scuba divin.