BELIZE CULTURE

Belize Culture has a large variety of places, people, and food, you’re bound to find exactly the lifestyle in which you’re seeking in Belize. We advice all investors to tour the country before they purchase. There are many cultures and lifestyles here.

Belize is located on the Caribbean coast of northern Central America. It shares a border on the north with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the west with the Guatemalan department of Petén, and on the south with the Guatemalan department of Izabal. To the east in the Caribbean Sea, the second-longest barrier reef in the world flanks much of the 240 miles of predominantly marshy coastline. The area of the country totals 8,865 square miles, an area slightly larger than El Salvador or Massachusetts. The abundance of lagoons along the coasts and in the northern interior reduces the actual land area to 8,263 square miles.

Belize is shaped like a rectangle that extends about 174 miles north-south and about 62 miles east-west, with a total land boundary length of 321 miles. The undulating courses of two rivers, the Hondo and the Sarstoon River, define much of the course of the country’s northern and southern boundaries. The western border follows no natural features and runs north-south through lowland forest and highland plateau. The north of Belize consists mostly of flat, swampy coastal plains, in places heavily forested. The flora is highly diverse considering the small geographical area. The south contains the low mountain range of the Maya Mountains. The highest point in Belize is Doyle’s Delight at 3,688 feet.

The Caribbean coast is lined with a coral reef and some 450 islets and islands known locally as cayes (pronounced “keys”) Been Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker the most popular for tourism and investors. They total about 266 square miles, and form the approximately 199 miles long Belize Barrier Reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef. Three of merely four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere are located off the coast of Belize.

Belize Districts are divided into 31 constituencies. The towns and cities of Belize house the majority of the population of the country. Belize towns and cities are accessible from almost all parts of the country via road or air. The cities of Belize, being the centers of trade and commerce, support the economic growth of the country.

The towns of Belize form the centers of development of art and culture. Belize towns like are home to a mixed population, with each ethnic group contributing to the culture of Belize. Located near the fascinating tourist attractions, Belize towns and cities, form the backbone of the tourism industry of Belize.

According to the 2010 Housing and Population Census, the total population of Belize is 312,971. The total number of households in Belize was 79,598 and the average household size was 3.9. The homeless population amounted to 118 in total, of whom 113 were males and 5 were females. The institutional population were discovered to number 1,957; 1,665 being male and 292 being female. The total population in urban Belize was 139,069; 68,020 boys and 71,049 girls. There were 39,104 total urban households in 2010, with an average household size of 3.6. The total population in rural Belize was 171,827; 88,261 men and 83,566 women. There 40,494 total rural households in 2010, with an average household size of 4.2. [wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize]