I listed the change of name from British Honduras to Belize as occurring in 1974. Now I've found the exact date, 1973-06-01.
The results of the 2000 census of Belize have been released.
Belize started the 20th century as a British colony, under the name of British Honduras (although the region had long been known as Belize). It achieved full independence on 1981-09-21. Guatemala has asserted a claim to its territory through most of the century.
Named for Peter Wallace, Scottish buccaneer, Hispanicized as Belice
Belize is divided into six districts.
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See the Subdivisions of Belize page.
Includes barrier islands and reefs from Ambergris Cay at the north to Sapodilla Cays at the south, and as far east as Lighthouse Reef (Half Moon Cay).
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