Belize Quiz

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Capital
Belmopan
Largest city
Belize City
Official language
English
Bordering nations
Mexico
Guatemala
Currency
Belize dollar
Belize gained independence from this nation on 21 September 1981
United Kingdom
The most practiced religion in Belize, at 40.1%
Catholicism
This type of natural disaster killed 2500 people in 1931 and remains the deadliest natural disaster in Belizean history
Hurricane
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The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sancturay was founded in 1990 and was the first wilderness sanctuary for this predatory mammal
Jaguar
The Belize Barrier Reef, a popular tourist destination, was described by this British naturalist as "the most remarkable reef in the West Indies"
Charles Darwin
Belize became the first country in the world to ban this type of fishing in December 2010
Trawling
Name of the traditional breakfast food of deep-fried dough pieces
Fry jack
This National Tree towers over the Belizean rain forest and was a major export in the early 20th century
Mahogany
The National Animal is Baird's tapir, the largest land mammal of the American tropics, which is also known as the mountain ____, though it is more closely related to the horse and rhinoceros
Cow
Foreign ________ are not permitted to enter the country
Homosexuals
However, this activity is legal, although most actions which facilitate it are not
Prostitution
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