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Belize City er landets eneste storby

Byen Belize City er landets eneste storby. Selve byen bærer præg af slid, de gamle træhuse er godt brugte, men den har sin egen ånd – af liv og damp i de farverige kvarterer. Byen er et transport- og handelscenter, så hvis man skal købe et eller andet, er den værd at besøge. Dog erfarer Vagabond, at den kan være farlig at færdes i om natten.

Man kunne overveje at se: Battlefield Park, der altid er et travlt sted med handlende, dagdrivere og svindlere, St. Johns Katedral fra 1847, den ældste og vigtigste anglikanske kirke i Centralamerika, og Bliss Instituttet – byens kulturelle center.

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Her ligger verdens mindste hovedstad

Belize (på spansk Belice) er et lille land i Centralamerika – med en befolkning på omkring 250.000 - ved det Caribiske Hav med grænser til Mexico mod nordvest og Guatemala mod vest og syd. Mod øst over den Honduranske Golf ligger Honduras i en afstand af 75 km, hvor landene er tættest hinanden.

Belize er det eneste engelsktalende land i Centralamerika, og landet hed tidligere Britisk Honduras, da det var en britisk koloni.

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Belmopan - the capital of Belize

Belmopan, estimated population 20,000, is the capital city of Belize.

Belmopan is located at 17°15′N 88°46′W, at an altitude of 76 metres (250 ft) above sea level. Belmopan was constructed just to the east of the Belize River, 80 km (50 mi) inland from the former capital, the port of Belize City, after that city's near destruction by Hurricane Hattie in 1961. The government was moved to Belmopan in 1970. Its National Assembly Building is designed to resemble a Pre-Columbian Maya temple.

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About Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize. Unofficial estimates place the population of Belize City at 70,000 or more. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore on 31 October. It was the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.

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