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Belize / COVID-19
Population 327,719
Total Confirmed 12819
Active 77
Total deaths 325
Total recovered 12417
Death rate 2.54 %

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Belize ( (listen)), formerly known as British Honduras, is a Caribbean country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west and south by Guatemala. It's an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 408,487 (2019). Its mainland is approximately 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide. It's the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87percent annually (2018 estimate) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.The Maya Civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 B.C. and A.D. 300 and flourished until about 1200. European contact began in 1502 when Christopher Columbus sailed along the Gulf of Honduras. European exploration was started by English settlers in 1638. This period was also marked by Spain and Britain both laying claim to the land until Britain defeated the Spanish at the Battle of St. George's Caye (1798). It became a British colony in 1840, known as British Honduras, and a Crown colony in 1862. Independence was attained from the United Kingdom on 21 September 1981. Belize has a diverse society that's composed of many languages and cultures that reflect its rich history. English is the official language of Belize, while Belizean Creole is the most widely spoken national language, being the native language of over a third of the population. Over half the population is multilingual, with Spanish being the next most common spoken language. It's famous for its September Celebrations, its extensive barrier reef coral reefs, and punta music.Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems provide it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. It's considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to both the American and Caribbean regions. It's a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to maintain full membership in all three regional organizations. Belize is the only continental Central American country which is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state, represented by a Governor General (currently, His Excellence Sir Colville Young).

Source: Wikipedia