- 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.
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He also said in the article that there is no better place for him to live than Belize.McAfee Founder Goes Into Hiding, Denies Killing Neighbor in Belize
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Belize, the city to which the boys returned, is one of matchless beauty.The Red Lure
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He had not told them why he had come, but gave them to understand that he was to sail to Belize with them.
For a moment he considered turning about and heading for Belize.
That brig, full of choice mahogany logs, was taken near Belize.
I have just learned that it is he by Dinny, who has returned from Belize.
- 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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