from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Belize, in the north-central part of the country. It became the capital in 1970 after a hurricane devastated Belize City (1961). Population: 16,400.

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  • proper n. The capital of Belize.


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  • Every time the official in Belmopan says that my permit will be faxed to the border that all is in order, etc, etc.

    traveling through Mexico

  • She spills the contents of her purse onto the desk, fishes out her Visa and points to a place called Belmopan.

    The Shoes, the Girl and The Waves that Washed Them Away

  • Belize City was devastated by Hurricane Hattie in 1961, prompting officials to move the capital inland to Belmopan.

    Hurricane Richard 2010: Belize Hit By Storm

  • I wanted to take Erin out to Belmopan and to visit the PC office, but Anthony had gone in for a meeting and let me know it was empty because the entire staff was at a meeting elsewhere.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • After leaving San Igancio, we headed to Belmopan for an All Volunteer Conference where we met with fellow volunteers and staff to review projects, discuss our experiences, and receive additional training on our newly revised reporting tool essentially this tool plots all of our work and activities into a country-wide database that is sent to Washington so they can better evaluate posts.

    Belizean' A New Trail

  • Ginnie took the trainees on a tour of the southern placement sites and it was a ton of fun wish Anthony could have joined us, but he was slaving away at the office in Belmopan.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • I spent the past week in Belmopan at the All Volunteer Conference.

    2nd part of the last post (March2)

  • So yeah, as I pull this here entry to a close Ill brief all on whats going on for me the next few weeks; On Monday I head to Belmopan for the All Volunteer Conference.

    what fun we’re having in belize! (title courtesy of Tom Fahey)

  • I will also be going into Belmopan tomorrow to talk to my APCD basically a decision making staff member and try to figure out what we can do to make this a positive experience for all involved.

    Long Time No Post

  • Belizename: Belmopan geographic coordinates: 17 15 N, 88 46 W time difference: UTC-6 (1 hour behind Washington, DC during Standard Time)



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