Belize City was once the capital of Belize. After years of being damaged again and again by hurricanes, the government moved inland to Belmopan in 1970.
Belize City is still the largest city in Belize. It is also where all international visitors land when they fly to Belize.
Because of its location on the Caribbean Sea, Belize City has always been important port city. In fact, the city was founded by British lumbermen who shipped massive mahogany logs down river. These logs were loaded on ships to sent back to England.