Belize is the second smallest country in Central America and is located on the Northeast coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the North by Mexico, on the East by the Caribbean Sea, and to the South and West by Guatemala. It was once claimed by both the British and the Spanish. The British prevailed and it became an official British colony in 1840. Independence from the United Kingdom was gained in 1981. It is the only country in Central America where English is the official language. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language followed by Mayan languages and over half of the population is multilingual. Belize is socially, culturally and religiously diverse. 40% of Belizeans are Roman Catholic, 32% Protestants, and 15.5% claim no religious beliefs. There are small percentages of many other religions represented by Belizeans also.
There is great diversity in its marine ecosystems from offshore reefs and islands to the ecosystems of its jungles and its mountainous areas.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize and https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/belize/