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  1. 1. GEOGRAPHY , WHERE IS IT? Belize is a small Central American nation . It borders the Caribbean Sea to the east
  2. 2. THE FLAG The flag is royal blue , with a White disc at the centre containing the national coat of arms held by a mestizo and a black man
  3. 3. TYPICAL FOOD Rice and beans, typically cooked in coconut kil ,is a very commonplace accempaniment many main dishes in Belize
  4. 4. TYPICAL FESTIVITIES San Pedro Carnival : While the entirety of Belize celebrates Carnival in February, no town celebrates quite like San Pedro. Participants in the festivities attempt to cover each other in outrageously covered make up and paint, then head to lively parade.
  5. 5. WEATHER The overall climate of Belize can be described as sub-tropical. The humidity while high, is seldom oppressive for long and is most noticeable along the coast. The mean annual humidity is 83%, but many days the humidity is masked by the cooling sea breezes. The Belize coastal area is exposed to southeast tradewinds averaging 10-13 knots and attain an uncanny consistency during the month of July. Temperatures in Belize range from 50°F to 95°F with an annual mean of 79°F. November to January are traditionally the coolest months with a 75°F average and May to September are the warmest at about a 81°F average.
  6. 6. XUNANTUNICH Xunantunich is an Ancient Maya archaelogical site in western Belize. Is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River
  7. 7. LANGUAGES SPOKEN English is the primary language of public education, with Spanish taught in primary and secondary schools as well. Bilingualism is very common. Literacy currently stands at nearly 80%.
  8. 8. CURRENCY The currency of Belize is the Belizean Dollar