• Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. British settlers fended off Spanish occupation attempts from the 1630s. In 1780 the UK appointed a superintendent, and in 1862 the settlement was declared a colony, subordinate to Jamaica. It became a colony in 1884. Self-government was attained in 1964, independence on 21 Sept. 1981.


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Further Reading

  1. Dobson, D., A History of Belize. Belize, 1973Google Scholar
  2. Fernandez, J., Belize: Case Study for Democracy in Central America. Aldershot, 1989Google Scholar
  3. Grant, C. H., The Making of Modern Belize. CUP, 1976Google Scholar
  4. Wright, P. and Coutts, B. E., Belize. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1993Google Scholar
  5. National statistical office: Central Statistical Office, Belmopan.Google Scholar

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