The north of Belize is mostly flat, swampy coastal plains but in some places it is heavily forested. The south has the low mountain range of the Maya Mountains which are covered with lush jungle.
The main crops that are grown in Belize on the mainland are bananas and sugar cane.
English is the official language of the country and the most commonly spoken but you will also find many people speaking Spanish or Kriol.
More than 330,000 people live in Belize. About 21% of the Belizean people are Kriols. There are three Maya groups that live in the country which include the Yucatec, the Mopan, and Kekchi. The Garifuna are a mix of African, Arawak, and Carib ancestry and live primarily on the coast. There are also Mestizos, which are a mix of Spanish and an American Indian.