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
CountryBelize, Mexico
Physical characteristics
 - locationBelize
 - locationChetumal Bay
 - coordinates18°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
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length150 km (93 mi)
Basin size2,688.54 km2 (1,038.05 sq mi)[1]

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]

  1. "110. RÍO HONDO". conabio.gob.mx. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-06-07.

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