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Definition of BELIZE CITY
seaport Belize; formerly ∗ of British Honduras pop 49,050
geographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
City (pop., 2000: 49,050), Belize. The chief seaport and former capital of Belize, it lies at the mouth of the Belize River, which was until the 10th century a heavily populated trade artery of the Maya empire. The British settled the area in the 17th century. The city, built on ground only slightly above sea level, has been ravaged by hurricanes, so the capital was moved inland to Belmopan in 1970.