These are the main rivers of Belize . Belize has a total of 35 major and minor river catchments or watersheds which drain into the Caribbean Sea.
Belize is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 68 mi (110 km) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
The Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. It is bounded by Mexico and Central America to the west and south west, to the north by the Greater Antilles starting with Cuba, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and to the south by the north coast of South America.
|Belize River||BZ, CY||Caribbean Sea|
|Barton Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Beaver Dam Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Billy White Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Black Creek||BZ||Belize River|
|Cadena Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Cut and Throwaway Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Iguana Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Santa Teresa Creek||CY||Iguana Creek|
|Jinny Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Labouring Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Freshwater Creek||CY||Labouring Creek|
|Yalbac Creek||CY||Labouring Creek|
|Pescado Creek||CY||Yalbac Creek|
|Tu-tu Creek||CY||Pescado Creek|
|Little Barton Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Macal River||CY||Belize River|
|Blossom Berry Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Cacao Camp Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Eastern Branch||CY||Macal River|
|Garbutt Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Mahogany Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Mengel Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Mollejon Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Monkey Trail Branch||CY||Macal River|
|Rio Frio||CY||Macal River|
|Rainbow Creek||CY||Rio Frio|
|Rio On||CY||Macal River|
|Pinol Creek||CY||Rio On|
|Privassion Creek||CY||Rio On|
|Little Vaqueros Creek||CY||Privassion Creek|
|Oak Burn||CY||Privassion Creek|
|Slate Creek||CY||Macal River|
|Mopan River||CY||Belize River|
|Chiquibul River||CY||Mopan River|
|Rio Ceiba Grande||CY||Mopan River|
|Mussel Creek||BZ||Belize River|
|Cox Lagoon Creek||BZ||Mussel Creek|
|Pescado Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Quaco Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Roaring Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Red Creek||CY||Roaring Creek|
|Spring Creek||CY||Roaring Creek|
|Rock Dondo Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Saturday Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Spanish Creek||BZ||Belize River|
|Tu-tu Creek||CY||Belize River|
|Yalbac Creek||CY||Belize River|
|New River||CZL, OW||Corozal Bay|
|Coffin Gate Creek||OW||New River|
|Dawson Creek||OW||New River|
|Irish Creek||OW||New River|
|Ramgoat Creek||OW||New River|
|Northern River||BZ||Caribbean Sea|
|Lopez Creek||BZ||Northern River|
|Quashie Banner Creek||BZ||Northern River|
|Rio Hondo||CZL, OW||Bahia de Chetumal|
|Blue Creek||OW||Rio Hondo|
|Booth's River||OW||Rio Hondo|
|Chan Chich Creek||OW||Rio Hondo|
|Gold Button Creek||OW||Rio Hondo|
|La Palma||Rio Hondo|
|Rio Bravo||OW||Rio Hondo|
|Sibun River||BZ, CY||Caribbean Sea|
|Boom Creek||BZ||Sibun River|
|Caves Branch River||CY||Sibun River|
|Hector Creek||BZ||Sibun River|
|Indian Creek||CY||Sibun River|
|Runaway Creek||CY||Sibun River|
|Silver Creek||CY||Sibun River|
|Yaha Creek||CY||Sibun River|
Belize is a small Central American nation, located at 17°15' north of the equator and 88°45' west of the Prime Meridian on the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders the Caribbean Sea to the east, with 386 km of coastline. It has a total of 542 km of land borders—Mexico to the north-northwest (272 km) and Guatemala to the south-southwest (266 km). Belize's total size is 22,966 km², of which 22,806 km² is land and 160 km² is water.
The Belize District is a district of the nation of Belize, with its district capital being the nation's largest city, Belize City.
Gales Point is a village in Belize District in the nation of Belize, Central America. The village is on a peninsula in the Southern Lagoon In 2000, Gales Point had a population of about 500 people, most of whom subsist on fishing and farming.
Hummingbird Highway is one of the four major highways in Belize. It connects the George Price Highway outside of Belmopan, Cayo District to the Southern Highway outside of Dangriga, Stann Creek District. It partially follows, and sometimes uses the infrastructure of, the former Stann Creek Railway.
The Belize River runs 290 kilometres (180 mi) through the center of Belize. It drains more than one-quarter of the country as it winds along the northern edge of the Maya Mountains to the sea just north of Belize City. The Belize river valley is largely tropical rain forest.
The Macal River is a river running through Cayo District in western Belize. Sites along the river include the ancient Mayan town of Cahal Pech and the Belize Botanic Gardens. The Macal River discharges to the Belize River. There are several tributaries to the Macal River including the following streams: Privassion, Rio On, Rio Frio, Mollejon and Cacao Camp.
The Sarstoon River is a river in the Toledo District of Belize. It forms the country's southern boundary with Guatemala.
The Mopan River is a river in Central America spanning the Petén Department of Guatemala and the Cayo District of Belize. It merges with the Macal River at Branch Mouth, Belize, forming the Belize River, which ultimately discharges to the Caribbean Sea. The drainage area of the combined watershed is 9,434.2 km2 (3,642.6 sq mi). Tributaries of the Mopan include Chiquibul Branch, Ceiba Grande, Salisipuedes, and Delores.
The Sibun River is a river in Belize which drains a large central portion of the country. The Sibun (Xibun) where ancient Maya people who inhabited the region.
Monkey River is a coastal watercourse in southern Belize that rises in the Maya Mountains and discharges to the Caribbean Sea near Monkey River Town. One of Belize's major rivers, Monkey River has northern headwaters which originate in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where the Swasey Branch drains the East Basin of that wildlife sanctuary. Further south, the Bladen Branch watercourse drains the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains including the ancient Mayan settlement areas of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit. These two watercourses join to form the Monkey River approximately 16 kilometres upstream from the mouth of the Monkey River. The Monkey River is readily navigated throughout the year using small boats, but navigation above the major confluence becomes more difficult due to lack of depth when the dry season starts about February. Habitats in this watershed provide cover for such diverse species as the ocelot, jaguar, Guatemalan black howler, bare-throated tiger heron, Morelet's crocodile, fer-de-lance and manatee.
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is a nature reserve in the Cayo District of southern central Belize. It was established in 1944 to protect and manage the native Belizean pine forests. Its boundaries are poorly defined, but it is estimated to cover an area of 106,352.5 acres (430 km2), although much of the reserve has been leased.
The Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute is an unresolved binational territorial dispute between the states of Belize and Guatemala, neighbours in Central America. The territory of Belize has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1821.
Chaa Creek is a tributary of the Macal River in the Cayo District in western Belize. One of the official gauging stations of the Macal is located near the confluence with Chaa Creek.
Belize, on the east coast of Central America, southeast of Mexico, was inhabited by the indigenous peoples who fought off the Spaniards in an attempt to preserve their heritage and to avoid the fate of their neighbors who were conquered and under Spanish rule. While this was going on, British Pirates would rob Spanish merchant ships and navigate through the shallow waters and small islands even going up river later to hide their bounty. The indigenous people of Belize did not resist the British like they did the Spanish. In the 17th century, however, the British settlement became a formal British crown colony from 1862 through 1964, where they first achieved self government and later in 1981 became an independent country recognized globally with all its territory intact. The British brought along with them slaves taken from Congo and Angola during the eighteenth century.
Water resources management in Belize is carried out by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in most cases. One of the primary challenges the country is facing with regard to water resources management, however, is the lack of coordinated and comprehensive policies and institutions. Furthermore, there are various areas of water management that are not well addressed at all such as groundwater data and provision of supply. Data on irrigation and drainage is not adequately available either. Demand on water resources is growing as the population increases, new economic opportunities are created, and the agriculture sector expands. This increased demand is placing new threats on the quality and quantity of freshwater resources. Other constant challenge for management entities are the constant threat of floods from tropical storms and hurricanes. The Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is charged with flood management as they occur but it is unclear what institution has responsibility for stormwater infrastructures.
Xibun is an alternate Mayan spelling of Sibun that appears on some Spanish colonial-period maps of the region, and is sometimes used to refer to:
Freetown Sibun is a populated settlement located in the nation of Belize. It is a mainland village that is located in Belize District along the Sibun River.
A Hispanic Belizean or Belizean Mestizo is a Belizean of Hispanic and mestizo origin. Currently, they comprise around 52.9% of Belize's population.
Belizean Spanish is the dialect of Spanish spoken in Belize. It is similar to Caribbean Spanish, Andalusian Spanish, and Canarian Spanish. While English is the only official language of Belize, Spanish is the common language of majority (62.8%), wherein 174,000 speak some variety of Spanish as a native language. Belizean Spanish is spoken by Belizean-born mestizos and Belizean-born citizens of pure Spanish blood. Belizeans of Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, and Salvadoran descent may speak different dialects of Spanish, but since they all grow up in Belize, they all adopt the local accent.