Belize Colony (Loreto Department, Peru)

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Belize (also called Tierra Blanca) was a Mennonite colony founded in 2017 in the Loreto Department of Peru. In 2020 the population of the colony was estimated at approximately 1 to 100 individuals and the land area comprised of 3,300 hectares. The colonists came primarily from Little Belize (Belize).


Le Polain de Waroux, Yann, Janice Neumann, Anna O’Driscoll and Kerstin Schreiber. “Pious pioneers: the expansion of Mennonite colonies in Latin America.” Journal of Land Use Science 16, no. 1 (2021): 1-17.

Author(s) Samuel Boucher
Date Published June 2023

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Boucher, Samuel. "Belize Colony (Loreto Department, Peru)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2023. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_Peru)&oldid=176188.

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Boucher, Samuel. (June 2023). Belize Colony (Loreto Department, Peru). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from,_Peru)&oldid=176188.

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