About Belize

Interesting facts about Belize

 

Belize is situated in Central America and has a population of more than 300,000 inhabitants. Today, Belize is a popular travel destination: more than 850,000 tourists and travellers visit this beautiful country per year.

The population of Belize

The inhabitants of Belize are of different ethnic origins, e.g. the country is home to descendants of the Maya as well as to Chinese and East Indian ethnic groups.

Due to the country’s historical background – Belize is a former British colony – the official language is English.

The climate in Belize

During most of the year, Belize has a pleasant tropical climate with high average temperatures. Dry seasons (from February to May) and rainy seasons (from May to November) are a characteristic feature of Belize’s climate. Between the months of July and mid-November, the country is hit by hurricanes every now and again. In February and March – Belize’s high travel season – a growing number of tourists enjoy the pleasant average temperatures of between 25 and 27 °C in the country’s coastal regions. In addition to the tropical sea, travellers can also admire the breath-taking diversity of Belize’s wildlife.

The Belizean cuisine

Belize offers many culinary delights. Especially visitors who love Mexican and Caribbean food will not have the feeling to miss out on anything.

Beans and rice, as well as meat dishes (pork, chicken and beef) that are very frequently prepared with coconut milk are Belizean staple food. For dessert, the Belizeans like to serve plantains. Extraordinary dishes, like armadillo meat or sea snails, can also be found on the Belizean menu.

 

The history of Belize

In the past, Belize was known as British Honduras. Since 1981, the country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Its national holiday is the 21st of September.

Before the arrival of the Europeans in Belize, the country was the homeland of the Maya (as early as 2000 B.C.). Today, the majority of the descendants of the Maya are still living in Belize. The country was first conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, and later governed by the British colonial power.

In addition to the interesting possibilities of establishing an offshore company in Belize, the country invites visitors to discover its amazingly diverse and rich wildlife and, last but not least, fascinating beaches.

For more information on Belize, please visit Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize