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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
District Stann Creek
Founded 1700s
Elevation sea level m (0 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,000
  estimated
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Website Official 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".

Attractions

  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is to the southwest of Dangriga.
  • Mayflower Archeological Reserve has three ruins, two waterfalls and a view of Hopkins village as well as of the Caribbean Sea.

Healthcare

The city is served by Southern Regional Hospital.

Notable residents

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

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