Belize is a hot, humid land of mountain forests and coastal mangrove swamps. It is the most densely populated country in Central America. Most of its people live along the coast and are descendants of African slaves, Mayan people, European settlers, or a mixture of these groups. Belize relies on agriculture for much of its revenue. Sugarcane is grown on plantations, and small farms produce corn, beans, fruit and vegetables.
The timber industry has stripped large areas of forest. However, Belize has now set up national parks, old temple ruins, diving sites, and conservation projects to...More