Dangriga

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Dangriga
"Drums of our Fathers Monument" in Dangriga, Belize
Nickname(s): The Culture Capital, Griga
Coordinates: 16°58′N 88°13′W / 16.967°N 88.217°W / 16.967; -88.217Coordinates: 16°58′N 88°13′W / 16.967°N 88.217°W / 16.967; -88.217
Country  Belize
District Stann Creek
Founded 1700s
Government
 • Mayor of Dangriga Aaron Gongora
Elevation sea level m (0 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,000
  estimated
Time zone Central (UTC-6)

Dangriga, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize. It is on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of Stann Creek. It is the capital of Belize's Stann Creek District and also the largest town in southern Belize. It is served by the Dangriga Airport.

Dangriga is a Garífuna word meaning "standing waters".[1]

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Healthcare[change | change source]

The city is served by Southern Regional Hospital.

Notable residents[change | change source]

  • Arlie Petters, mathematician and astrophysicist
  • Pen Cayetano, artist and musician living in Germany. Originator of Punta Rock.

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