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Corozal Town is a town in the nation of Belize. It is the capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico. The population of Corozal Town, according to the 2010 census, is 9,871. Corozal was a private estate before becoming a town in the 1840s. It was mostly settled by Mestizo refugees from the Caste War of Yucatán. Much of the town was built over an ancient Maya city. This may have been the original Pre-Columbian town called Chetumal. Corozal Town was badly damaged by Hurricane Janet in 1955. It was mostly rebuilt afterwards.