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ID: 7005346
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005346

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Belize (nation)  Belize (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 17 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 17.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 088 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -88.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Mayan culture flourished 300 BCE-900 CE; Cortés probably crossed area in 1524, though not settled by Spanish; settled by English seamen in mid-17th century; Africans were brought here as slaves for logging industry; Guatemala claims the territory; official language is English, though Spanish and Mayan dialects are also spoken.

Names:
Belize (preferred,C,V,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ since 1981
Belize (French-P,U,N)
Belice (C,V,Spanish-P,U,N)
Balize (C,V)
Белиз (C,V,Russian-P,U)
伯利兹 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
ب يَز (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
BLZ (C,O,ISO3L)
BZ (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO084 (C,O,ISO3N)
BH00 (C,O,FIPS)
British Honduras (H,V)  ............ 1862-1981
Colony of Belize (H,V)
Superintendency of Belize (H,V)  ............ used from 1786
Belizean (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belize (nation)  ........  Belize (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British West Indies (general region)  ....  British West Indies (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Belize (nation)  ........  Belize (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Central America (general region)  ........  Central America (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Belize (nation)  ............  Belize (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained internal self-government 1965, independent from Britain since 1981
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Belmopan .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Belize, Cayo) [1013040]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1981
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1981

Sources and Contributors:
Белиз..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
伯利兹..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
ب يَز..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Balize..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Belice..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
Belize..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 554
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 564
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 68-69
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 91
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 64-65
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
Belizean..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 16 January 2008
BH00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
BLZ..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
British Honduras..........  [VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
BZ..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Colony of Belize..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
ISO084..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Superintendency of Belize..........  [VP]
............................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 91
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 554
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 564
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 68-69
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 91
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 64-65
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 16 January 2008
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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