Monday, September 20, 2010

Belize - Belize City

Belize City has come a long way since its foundation on mahogany chips and rum bottles and is now a modern city which much to offer.

One of the three postcards sent by Melanie from Belize City in Belize.

This is from Wikipedia : Belize City is the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize. Unofficial estimates place the population of Belize City at 79,600 or more. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore on 31 October. It was the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.

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