Belize



Formerly British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 8867 sq. mi. (22,966 sq. km).
Capital: Belmopan.
Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize.
a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

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McAfee Founder Goes Into Hiding, Denies Killing Neighbor in Belize Christine Pelisek November 13, 2012
Harry Arrives in Belize March 1, 2012
Inside the Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Ebola Fear Carol McKinley October 16, 2014
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Historical Examples

Kate Bonnet Frank R. Stockton
The Red Lure Roy J. Snell
Cabbages and Kings O. Henry
Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell
Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston

noun
a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles) Former name (until 1973) British Honduras

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