Today we will take you around the beautiful, intoxicating Island of Belize, Where pretty much anywhere you look is for sale. Mmm, that kind of reminds me of the quote. “If you believe that, I have some swamp land to sell you. But, I will keep that tucked away, as a jokey – joke and let you decide after doing your “Oceanic Atmospheric Research,” rather to purchase or not.
Belize is an extraordinary island of tropical bliss, and is being baited for the newly retired, internet gurus of social media; or those from old money passed down, the filthy rich whom can actually afford to buy a slice of this delectable heaven. I, would like to know how their homeless population ranks, and if they have any openings?
Enjoy your tour and what-ever house or island you decide to buy; make sure it has room for long term guest, because I will be visiting.
Here are a few needed demographics that pertain to Belize, taken from their website: http://www.belizeweb.com/all-over-belize.htm
During the 1840’s, Great Britain declared Belize to be the colony of British Honduras. By the early 1900’s, Belize had grown to nearly 40,000 inhabitants. In 1931 a destructive hurricane hit Belize City heightening the poverty level of the 1930’s. By 1954, voting rights were allowed to all adults and by 1961, England agreed to begin the process towards Independence.
In 1973, the colony’s name changed from British Honduras to Belize and on September 21, 1981, Belize attained Independence.
Districts: Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek, Toledo
Area: 8,866 sq. miles, including 266 sq. miles of islands (cayes)
Coastline: 174 miles
Population: Approx. 285,000
Capital City: Belmopan
Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, Maya, East Indian, Mennonite, Asians, Lebanese, Arabian
Languages: English (1st language), Kriol (Creole, English based), Spanish, Maya (Kekchí, Mopán, Yucatán), Garifuna, Plautdietsch (Mennonite German) and Hindi.
Government: Parliamentary Democracy modeled like that of the Westminster system
Currency: BZ $2 to US $1
Time Zone: GMT -6