Belize City

Ambergris Caye Altun Ha Belize City Cerros Countryside Lamanai Mayan Sites New River Orange Walk Town Xunantunich

Belize City

 

 

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Photos from 1990

 

seafront next to Saint George hotel

 

lighthouse monument on water front

 

at the memorial to an English man
(Belize was formerly British Honduras,
a mahogany wood exporting colony)

Belize City, city in eastern Belize, in Belize District, at the mouth of the Belize River, on the Caribbean Sea. It is the country's chief seaport, and timber, wood products, sugar, fish, citrus fruit, and bananas are exported here. Major industries are saw milling, food processing, and fishing. Of note are Saint Johnís Anglican Cathedral and Government House (both early 19th century).

Located in an area where the Maya peoples once flourished, Belize City was settled in the early 17th century by British adventurers. In 1884 it became the capital of British Honduras (renamed Belize in 1973). 

 

Saint John's Anglican Church

 

its interior

 

 

buildings from the colonial times

 

government offices in Belmopan

The low-lying city, which is vulnerable to hurricanes, was officially replaced by Belmopan as the capital of Belize in 1972. Population (1994 estimate) 50,000.

 

Belize City harbor

 

sunset

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Photos taken on revisit in 2011

Fish Market Waterfront

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