Holding a population of only 9,000 people, Belmopan can quite easily be considered the smallest capital in the entire world. In contrast to the congestion of Belize City, Belmopan is often termed the ‘Garden City’ because of its well-manicured landscapes and many flowering trees.
Altun Ha means "Water of the Rock" and is located 31 miles north of Belize City off the Old Northern Highway. Altun Ha was a major ceremonial center during the Mayan Classic Period, as well as a vital trading center. The ten pound Jade Head, which represents the Sun God, Kinich Ahau, was found here. More...
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Belize City was once the country’s capital before it was moved to the Garden City, Belmopan.