British Honduras

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Black River Settlements (1749–1862)
British Honduras (1862–1973)
Belize (1973–1981)
1749–1981
Anthem: 
Location of Black River Settlements (1749-1862) British Honduras (1862–1973) Belize (1973–1981)
StatusBritish colony
Capital
Common languagesEnglish, Spanish, Belizean Creole, Garifuna, Mayan languages
GovernmentCrown colony
Monarch 
• 1749–1760
George II of Great Britain
• 1952–1981
Elizabeth II
Governor 
• 1749–1758
Robert Hodgson Sr
• 1980–1981
James Hennessy
History 
• Superintendent appointed by Great Britain
1749
1862
1 January 1964
• Renamed
1 June 1973
• Independence
21 September 1981
Area
22,966 km2 (8,867 sq mi)
Population
• 1861[1]
25,635
CurrencyBritish Honduran dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Captaincy General of Guatemala
First Mexican Empire
Belize 

British Honduras was a British Crown colony on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, from 1749 to 1964, then a self-governing colony, renamed Belize in June 1973, until September 1981, when it gained full independence as Belize.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Uniformity and Co-Operation in the Census Methods of the Republics of the American Continent". American Statistical Association. 1908. pp. 305–308. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. In 1971 moved to Belmopan, where it remains until today.