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  • BELIZE, or Balize, the capital and principal seaport of British Honduras, on the Caribbean Sea, in 17° 29' N.
  • Belize occupies both banks of the river Belize, at its mouth.
  • Belize is connected by telegraph and telephone with the other chief towns of British Honduras, but there is no railway, and communication even by road is defective.
  • Belize probably derives its name from the French balise, " a beacon," as no doubt some signal or light was raised here for the guidance of the buccaneers who once infested this region.
  • In the 18th century the names Wallis and Belize were used interchangeably for the town, the river and the whole country.

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