Belize City

Belize City

geographical name

Definition of BELIZE CITY

seaport Belize; formerly of British Honduras pop 49,050

Belize City

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.


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