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Belize City

by WCC on March 3, 2012

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Belize City is a port city and provincial capital of Belize District in Belize. In the 17th Century was founded at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, this place is smaller than some major timber hub of British timber merchants. As the main hub St.George ‘s Caye was captured by the Spaniards in 1779, this village quickly grew in importance and was under the name “Belize Town” quickly becoming the new main hub. In 1880, there were already about 5000 inhabitants. All decisive steps towards independence were held in Belize City (including the riots of 1894, 1919 and 1950). 1931 and 1961, Belize City was hit by a severe hurricane. The Hurricane Hattie in 1961 eventually led to the fact that a new government headquarters in Belmopan was built in the domestic and political life almost completely disappeared from Belize City. But the cultural hub and commerzielle Belize City has remained to this day.

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Belize City, owning two airports: Philip Goldson International Airport (ca.15km northeast of downtown). Municipal Airstrip (about 3km north of the city center), International links and a few regional flights are available through the International Airport. About the Municipal Airport, you can only rely on regional flights with Maya Air and Tropic Air Iceland. These are much cheaper than this airport.

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belize city beach

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belize city beach downtown

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belize city air port

The Government House was the residence of the British Governor of 1814 to 1996. Here also the British Flage was officially replaced on 09/21/1981 by the flag of Belize. Today it is a cultural center which can be visited from Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 clock on Regent Street. The Swing Bridge to the Queen Street and Albert Street on Haulover Creek, connecting the last hand is Where we operate end still in operation in the swing bridge. Originally installed in 1897, the old model in 1923 was replaced by a newer from Liverpool.

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