Belize is a beautiful country in Central America, renowned for its beaches, eco-lodges and scuba diving and is located on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore is the expanse Belize Barrier Reef teeming with marine life. The jungle areas are rich with Mayan ruins.
Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea.
The country is 176 miles long at its longest point, 88 miles at its widest point and covers 8,867 square miles, including 266 square miles of offshore islands.
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