Belize, also referred to as British Honduras,
lies on the East coast of Central America in the heart of the Carribean basin.
Its borders include Mexico to the North, Guatemala to the West and South, and
the Caribbean Sea to the East.
Belize is divided into 6 districts: Belize,
Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Toledo, and Stann Creek. Sarteneja is located in the Corozal
district and Banana Bank is located
in the Cayo district. Both will serve as clinic sites.
The cayes ("keys") are small islands and
mangroves, that are located between the mainland and the barrier reef. The
cayes are divided into north and south cayes. Ambergris Caye and Caye
Caulker are some of the many north cayes.
The barrier reef, which extends 185 miles in
length, is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. This barrier
reef provides some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing known to
English is the official language of Belize, but
Spanish, Creole, Garifuna, and Mayan are also widely spoken throughout the
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