A country of Central America regarding the Caribbean water. A British colony inside belated 19th century, it became self-governing in 1964 and independent in 1981. Belmopan may be the capital. Population: 294,000.
the greatest town of Belize, in east the main country regarding the Caribbean Sea at mouth of the Belize River. It was devastated by a hurricane in 1961. The administrative centre was relocated from here to Belmopan in 1970. Population: 63,700.