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Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country in Central America. Belize has a diverse society, composed of many cultures and speaking many languages. Although Kriol and Spanish are also widely spoken among the populace, Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official language. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the south and west, and the Caribbean sea to the east. With 8,867 square miles (22,960 km²) of territory and 320,000 people (2008 est.), the population density is the lowest in the Central American region and one of the lowest in the world. However, the country's population growth rate, 2.21% (2008 est.), is the highest in the region and one of the highest in the western hemisphere.

Belize is culturally unique among Central American nations. It is the only nation in Central America with a British colonial heritage, and is the only constituent nation of the Commonwealth of Nations in its region. Culturally, Belize considers itself to be both Caribbean and Central American by sensibility. Much like the Anglophone nations of the Caribbean, its history has been touched by the slave trade and sugar production; however, it also maintains a vibrant indigenous Mayan and Garifuna culture.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Belize.

Education in Belize

For a general description of education in Belize see Education:Belize.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Belize.

Quality procedures

Internet in Belize

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Belize

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Belize

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