Busan City Hall

City Government


  • Former capital of Belize (country), and the current capital city of Belize District
  • The largest city and center of culture and economic activity in Belize
  • Vulnerable to flooding with an average altitude as low as 45cm
  • Center of the ancient Mayan civilization → Under British colonial rule in the 17th century
  • The coastal area of Belize City is called the ‘Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System,’ inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996
  • Great Blue Hole, a globally celebrated atoll, is a world-famous scuba diving spot

Economy & Industry

  • Financial hub with a cluster of domestic and international banks and insurance companies
  • Possesses a robust manufacturing sector (key items: machinery, transportation equipment, food & beverages, construction material, and clothes)
  • Key exports: citrus fruits, crude oil, bananas, sugar cane, seafood, and timber
  • The share and importance of the tourism sector is growing within Belize’s national economy


  • Name: Belize City
  • Area: 35.667㎢
  • Population: 67,000
  • Location: Caribbean coast along the southeastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula
  • Climate: Tropical monsoon climate (average temperature: 26°C)

Key Highlights

In 2023
Signing of Friendship City MOU between Busan Metropolitan City and Belize City
  • Date/Time: 18:30-19:00, Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Venue: Haeundae, Busan
  • Signatories: Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City ↔ Mayor of Belize City
  • Key Agenda: Measures on promoting friendship and cooperation between Belize and Busan (in the maritime, environment, and tourism sector and people-to-people exchanges)