Interesting and fun facts about Belize

What do you know about Belize?
Belize, the Central American country known by its people as “The Jewel.
There are about 900 Mayan ruins in Belize.
Eager to find out more fun facts about Belize? keep reading! 
Here’s a list of Belize-related things you did not know about.


Interesting and fun facts about Belize-Population

Population:400,000 

Ethnic groups:mestizo, Creole, Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, White, Asian.
The people of Belize are known as Belizeans. 


Languages: English (official), Spanish, Creole, Maya, German, Garifuna.

Religions:Roman Catholic , Protestant, Anglican, Mennonite, Methodist, Nazarene.






Interesting and fun facts about Belize-Belize, known by its people as “The Jewel.”

Belize, the Central American country known by its people as “The Jewel.”
Belize is known as the “Jewel in the heart of the Caribbean basin”. 
Belize is well known for its pristine natural wonders and ancient Maya ruins. 





Interesting and fun facts about Belize-There are about 900 Mayan ruins in Belize.

There are about 900 Mayan ruins in Belize.
Researchers believe that the region may have been home to more than 2 million Mayas during the peak of their dynasty.
Sacred temples, pyramids, agriculture, palaces, and awesome structures are their legacy. 
Belize is considered part of the southern Maya lowlands of the Mesoamerican culture area.








Interesting and fun facts about Belize-In Belize when greeting in social situations.

In Belize when greeting in social situations.
Belizean men shake hands until they know someone well.women pat each other on the right forearm or shoulder.
Arriving on time or early is considered inappropriate In Belize.o






Interesting and fun facts about Belize-Geography of Belize

Location: Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico

Area: total 22,966 sq km
land: 22,806 sq km
water: 160 sq km

greatest length from north to south is 174 miles and its greatest width is arond 120 miles.

Border countries: Guatemala 266 km, Mexico 276 km.
total: 542 km

Coastline: 386 km

Elevation:
lowest point:Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Doyle's Delight 1,124 m.

Land use:agricultural land: 7% (arable land: 3% )

Forest: 60%




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