Thousand Foot Falls

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Thousand Foot Falls is a waterfall and natural monument in Cayo, Belize. [1] It is surrounded by the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The Thousand Foot Falls is thought to be the highest waterfall in the Central American region. Despite what its name suggests, this massive waterfall is actually 1,600 ft tall.

Belize country in Central America

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.

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References

  1. Belize Tropical Forest Studies (2010). "Thousand Foot Falls Natural Monument". Biodiversity and Environmental Resource Data System.

Coordinates: 17°03′25″N88°50′54″W / 17.0570°N 88.8482°W / 17.0570; -88.8482

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