Hondo River (Belize)

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This article is about the river in Belize and Mexico; for other uses, see Rio Hondo
Hondo River
Rio Hondo.jpg
The Rio Hondo, border between Mexico and Belize
Origin Guatemala
Mouth Chetumal Bay
18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°W / 18.48791; -88.31841Coordinates: 18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°W / 18.48791; -88.31841
Basin countries Guatemala, Mexico, Belize
Length 150 km
Mouth elevation 0 m

The Rio Hondo is a river of Central America. It is about 150 km (93.2 mi) in length. It flows in a northeasterly direction and ends in the Chetumal Bay on the Caribbean Sea. Most of border of Mexico and Belize runs along its length.

Many archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization are near the river's course.

The river is mentioned in a stanza of Belize's national anthem, Land of the Free:

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