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Nickname(s): 
Country  Belize
District Stann Creek
Founded 1700s
Government
 • Mayor of Dangriga Aaron Gongora
Elevation
sea level m (0 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 12,000

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

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.

References