Interesting Facts about Belize
Belize Interesting Facts
Belize, officially Belize, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Belize:
- The flag of Belize was adopted on 21 September 1981, the day Belize became independent. It consists of the Coat of Arms on a blue field with red stripes at the top and bottom.
- Belize is a tiny country in Central America that has a lot of interesting traditions and stories from the past.
- Almost all Belizeans can read and most of them can speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Creole.
- Out of all the countries in Central America, Belize ranks third in terms of per capita income.
- Belize is filled with 450 islands called cayes.
- Belize has very few people living in each square kilometer, only 15 people. This is the lowest compared to other countries in Central America.
- Belmopan is the capital of Belize and its name comes from the union of two words: “Belize” and “Mopan”.
- Belize has a special place called Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary where Jaguars can safely live. It's the only place like this in the whole world.
- Belize has very loud monkeys called Black Howler Monkeys. They are one of the loudest animals in the world, ranking in the top 10.
- Around 1 million tourists visit Belize annually.
- There are more than 400 different kinds of fish that live in the waters of Belize.
- It is bad luck in Belize to swim in the ocean or rivers on Good Friday.
- It is impolite to greet Belizeans by name.
- The currency of Belize is Belize dollar.
- The rainforest contains over 500 species of orchid.
- Mayan temple is the tallest building in Belize.
- Second largest barrier reef takes place in Belize.
- There are no skyscrapers in Belize.
- Belize once was part of the United Kingdom.
- The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize.