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Know Belize

Topography
 Belize is located on the east coast of Central America. The country measures 8,867 square miles. It is bordered by Mexico on the North, Guatemala on the West and South, and the Caribbean Sea on the East. Belize’s highest points, Doyle’s Delight and Victoria Peak, reach heights of 3,687 feet and 3,675 feet respectively. Offshore, the Belize Barrier Reef, the second longest in the world, is 185 miles long.

Government

Belize is an independent nation with a democratically elected parliament. A member of the British Commonwealth, Belize’s head of state is Queen Elizabeth II. She is represented by the Governor General of Belize. The Prime Minister is the head of Government.

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Population

Belize boasts one of the lowest population densities in Central America. In 2010, the population was estimated to be just over 300,000 people.

Climate

The climate of Belize is tropical to subtropical with both wet and dry seasons. The hurricane season runs between June to November. The average temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit although the humidity sometimes makes it feel hotter, especially in inland areas. Cold fronts or “northers” generally occur in December and January and usually bring rain and cooler temperatures.

Money
 The official currency is the Belize dollar. Two Belize dollars are equivalent to one U.S. dollar.

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