Biodiversity in Belize
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The Central American Country of Belize, formerly known as British Honduras has a population of approximately 280,000 people. It lies roughly between 15º 52’ and 18º 30’ North Latitude and 87º 28’ and 89º 13’ West Longitude and is bordered by Mexico in the North, Guatemala in the west and the Caribbean Sea in the east. It covers 22,963 km2 (8,866 sq ml) of land area (including the approximately 1,000 cays). Belize harbors the largest unbroken Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere.

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