Dangriga

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Dangriga
"Drums of our Fathers Monument" in Dangriga, Belize
"Drums of our Fathers Monument" in Dangriga, Belize
Nickname(s): 
The Culture Capital, Griga
Country Belize
DistrictStann Creek
Founded1700s
Government
 • Mayor of DangrigaAaron Gongora
Elevation
sea level m (0 ft)
Population
(2005)
 • Total12,000
 estimated
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
WebsiteOfficial Dangriga Website

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]

Attractions[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Travel - Yahoo Lifestyle". www.yahoo.com.