Hondo River (Belize)
- This article is about the river in Belize and Mexico; for other uses, see Rio Hondo
|- location||Chetumal Bay|
|- coordinates||18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°WCoordinates: 18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°W|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||150 km (93 mi)|
|Basin size||2,688.54 km2 (1,038.05 sq mi)|
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:
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "110. RÍO HONDO". conabio.gob.mx. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Map showing location Archived 2006-02-10 at the Wayback Machine