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Belize City has about 70,000 inhabitants. In prehistoric times the land was inhabited by Mayans who created major centers with huge buildings. In the 16th century the Spanish tried to conqueror the land. However, but it doesn't work. For many years the country was mainly dominated by pirates who plundered the valuable timber resources. Later, from the beginning of the 19th century, the country was placed under British protectorate.

Today Belize City is harbour for large cruise ships and its tourists visit the new Mayan Temple.

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