From 3 to 5 September, the Spaniards tried to force their way through Montego Caye shoal, but were blocked by defenders.Spain's last attempt occurred on 10 September, when the Baymen repelled the Spanish fleet in a short engagement with no known casualties on either side.Over half the population is multilingual, with Spanish being the second most common spoken language.It is known for its September Celebrations, its extensive barrier reef coral reefs and punta music.It is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations.
The first British permanent settlement was founded around 1716 in what became the Belize District, and was one of the first ways to achieve a fast black before the advent of artificial dyes.
This period was also marked by Spain and Britain both laying claim to the land until Britain defeated the Spanish in the Battle of St. It became a British colony in 1840, known as British Honduras, and a Crown colony in 1862.
Independence was achieved from the United Kingdom on 21 September 1981.
) is an independent and sovereign country located on the north eastern coast of Central America.
Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala.
Belize has a very diverse society that is composed of many cultures and languages that reflect its rich history.