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Belize


History of Jewish immigration

After the destruction of the Jewish community of St. Eustaqius in the 18th century, several Jewish families settled in Belize.
Belize was a trading place for Jews of Jamaica.
85 British Jews escaped in World War II and came to Belize in 1939.
Currently there are very few Jews who remain in Belize.
No synagogues, services practice in family homes.

A little about the country

It is a coastal country in the Caribbean Sea, and its capital is Belmopan.
Belize City is the largest city, main port and its ancient capital.
Belize was part of the Mayan Empire.
The local climate is tropical and generally hot and humid.
English is the official language of Belize (the country was a British colony), but most Belizeans use the Spanish, the mother tongue of Mestizo and Central American immigrants.
Belizean dollar (BZD)