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Albert, Belize

Albert, Belize

Belize City's historic Swing Bridge with the Belize City Commercial Center (located in Albert) in the background.
Albert, Belize
Albert, Belize
Map of Corozal metropolitan area

Coordinates: 17°29′30″N 88°11′15″W / 17.49167°N 88.18750°W / 17.49167; -88.18750Coordinates: 17°29′30″N 88°11′15″W / 17.49167°N 88.18750°W / 17.49167; -88.18750

Country  Belize
District Belize District
Time zone Central (UTC-6)

Albert is a constituency in the Belize District of the Central American nation of Belize.

History

Albert was one of the original 18 constituencies that were British Honduras. Albert is named after the principal street (Albert Street) within its jurisdiction.

Albert Constituency is home to the headquarters of most of Belize's banks, Belize City's major stores, The Supreme Court of Belize City, The Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, The Belize City House of Culture, Battlefield Park, the Belize City Commercial Center, and several government offices.

Location and geographic Setting

Albert, often referred to locally as Albert Division, is located entirely within the boundaries of Belize City, and is one of 10 constituencies in the Belize District that fall within the city limits of Belize. Albert is considered the downtown area of Belize CIty and is located on the eastern part of the city's southside.

Albert is bounded by the Caribbean Sea on the east and south, the Haulover Creek on the north, and the constituencies of Mesopotamia and Queen's Square on the west. The historic Belize City Swing Bridge, which crosses Haulover Creek, connects Albert with the Fort George Constituency.

Politics

Phillip Goldson of the National Independence Party won the seat of the Albert Division in 1965 and held it under the NIP, UDP and NABR until his retirement in 1998, whereupon Mark Espat defeated Tom Morrison and then Marilyn Williams in 2003. Espat beat Morrison in a rematch for the seat in 2008 and served until his retirement in 2012.

Albert is currently being represented in the House of Representatives of Belize by the United Democratic Party's Herman Longsworth, who is Minister of State with responsibility for Youth and Sports.

Albert has a voting population of 3,030 [1] This figure ranks Albert as 13th out of 13 in the Belize District (10th out of 10 in Belize City) and 31st (out of 31) in the country of Belize.

Albert is thus Belize's smallest constituency in terms of both voting population and in area.

See also

References

External links

  • Belize Elections & Boundaries Deptartment's Map of Belize District Constituencies
  • Ministry of National Development, Investment & Culture
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