Belize is a country located in Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the south and west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It has a diverse geography, including rainforests, mountains, and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The country has a rich history, with influences from Mayan civilizations, British colonialism, and African slavery. Today, Belize is a democratic country with a growing economy, known for its eco-tourism, fishing, and offshore banking industries. The official language is English, and the country has a diverse culture with a mix of Mayan, Mestizo, and Creole traditions.