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Belize

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Belize 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, to the south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea.

Did you know?
The former capital Belize City was nearly completely destroyed by Hurricane Hattie in 1961! After hurricane Hattie, the capital city was moved to Belmopan. With just over 12,000 inhabitants Belmopan is the smallest capital city in the World!

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Altun Ha, Belize

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Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963. The Old Northern Highway connects Altun Ha to Belize’s Northern Highway, and the site is accessible for tourism. The largest of Altun Ha’s temple-pyramids, the “Temple of the Masonry Altars”, is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize’s leading brand of beer, “Belikin”.

Here go some nice facts about Belize:

1. Belize is the only Central American country with English as its official language.

2. Belize’s Black Howler Monkeys are one of the top 10 loudest animals in the world

3. Many Belizeans avoid swimming in the ocean or rivers on Good Friday with the belief that it will bring good fortune

4. Close to 1 million tourists visit Belize annually, 70% of whom are Americans

5. Belizean folklore includes a 3-foot tall, evil dwarf? The thumbless dwarf, dubbed El Duende, hangs out in the forest and punishes any kids who kill the animals.

6. It is considered rude to greet people in Belize by their first names (unless you know them, of course!)

7. The Belizean shoreline water temperature averages between 79 to 83 degrees F

8. Belize houses the only Jaguar preserve in the world (commonly known as the Jaguar Reserve or Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary)

9. Approximately 900 Mayan ruins are scattered throughout Belize

10. About 2/3 of Belize’s forests are still intact

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