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Topic: Orange Walk District


  
  Orange Walk District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orange Walk District is a district in the northwest of the nation of Belize, with its district capital in Orange Walk Town.
Orange Walk district is the third-largest district in the country.
The district's main economic base is drawn from agriculture, with sugar cane being the primary crop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orange_Walk_District   (279 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Orange Walk District
Shipyard is a village in the Orange Walk District of Belize.
The Toledo District is the southernmost district in the nation of Belize, with the district capital in the town of Punta Gorda, Belize.
Orange Walk district is in the north of Belize.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Orange-Walk-District   (1003 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Orange Walk Town
Orange Walk Town is the second largest town in the nation of Belize, with a population of about 14,000.
It is the capital of Orange Walk District.
Orange Walk Town is located on the left bank of the New River, 66 miles north of Belize City and 30 miles south of Corozal Town.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Orange-Walk-Town   (477 words)

  
 The Belize Virtual Guide - Orange Walk - Districts Tour
This is the second largest district and lies between the Belize and Corozal districts to the east, Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west.
Most of the district is involved in agriculture, the land is highly cultivated with sugar cane as well as sorghum, rice, corn and vegetables by the Mennonite farmers.
Orange Walk District was previously dominated by loggers for over a hundred years until the refugees of the Caste War arrived in the late 19th century.
www.travelbelize.org /spanish/guide/di/dior.html   (348 words)

  
 Belize.com's Guide to the Orange Walk District
Visitors who walk the nine miles of marked trails that have been cut in the surrounding jungle have an excellent chance of seeing parrots, toucans and innumerable other species of birds, as well as foxes, deer and monkeys.
According to folk stories, Orange Walk got its name from the many orange groves of the past that hugged the banks of the New River, which flows through the town and was a major trading route centuries ago for the Mayans.
Accommodations in Orange Walk Town itself are comfortable and moderately priced, like the D*Victoria Hotel which has 31 rooms in the heart of Orange Walk Town with hot/cold water, air conditioning or fans, a disco/lounge, swimming pool and laundry service.
www.belize.com /orangewalk.html   (2110 words)

  
 Travel in Orange Walk - Belize - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The main city of the district is Orange Walk Town, a hard-working community that earns its livelihood mainly from the surrounding sugar cane and citrus plantations.
Although Orange Walk is less tourist-oriented than other Belizean communities, the town nevertheless has a wide range of restaurants, hotels, banks, and other services, including professional guides and outfitters.
Although the Orange Walk District has no coast and is considered the least visited district, it boasts the remains of two ports, Mundy and Cairns, that were the scene of battles, between earlier inhabitants of the district and Belizean settlers.
www.americatravelling.net /belize/orange_walk/orange_walk_culture.htm   (817 words)

  
 Belize by District - Orange Walk District
Orange Walk is the agricultural center for Belize and is the number one producer of sugar cane, coffee, rum, and sauces.
Orange Walk is a strange town with a mixture of people both living and working traditional Caribbean and Hispanic lifestyles.
Orange Walk is also the unofficial tourist office for Lamanai located to the south along the New River.
www.belizen.com /Destination/BOrgWalk.htm   (3216 words)

  
 Orange Walk District.
Orange Walk is also important for its production of dairy products, citrus fruits, beef and rum production.
The Orange Walk District, with a population of just under forty thousand, is Belize 's third largest populated district and is much more than sugar, soybean and honey country.
Near Orange Walk Town too is the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to many species of birdlife, including herons, egrets and the famous jabiru stork.
www.belize.com /orange-walk-belize.html   (935 words)

  
 Orange River
The Orange River is the largest river of South Africa.
Basutoland - A mountainous district of South Africa, bounded on the north and west by the Orange River Colony, on the easy by Natal, and on the south by Cape Colony.
Pine Bush Central School District - Nestled at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains, approximately 75 miles north of New York City and 20 miles west of the Hudson River, the Pine Bush Central School District covers seven townships located in portions of Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Orange_River.html   (571 words)

  
 D` Victoria Hotel - The Area
To the east are the Urban Centers, surrounded by endless fields of sugar cane; as in the neighboring Corozol District, the agriculture was largely begun by refugees from the Mexican Caste Wars in the 1850's, and today the small villages have a curious mix of laid-back Caribbean and Hispanic flavors.
Forming the hub of northern Belize's main roads, Orange Walk Town is still one of the most convenient, if not the most interesting or comfortable, base for exploring the north.
Orange Walk Town is fondly called "Sugar City" by residents because it is smack in the center of the northern sugar industry.
www.dvictoria.com /area.html   (1102 words)

  
 Belize - Orange Walk District - Lorry Patton's Travel Tips 'n' Tales
Orange Walk District is the second largest district of the six that make up Belize.
The district is diverse with lagoons, marshes and deep tropical forests.
Orange Walk Town, near the northern tip of the district, is one of the largest commercial and farming centers in the country.
www.lorrypatton.com /travel/dest/728.html   (221 words)

  
 Destination Belize - Facts and Figures of Belize
Orange Walk Town is the capital of the district.
Cayo District is the beginning of the Belize highlands where untamed jungle and rain forest combine with a mountainous terrain and several uncontrolled large rivers to complete a scene of old world safari.
The Savannas of Orange Walk record the greatest variation in average temperatures while the inner Maya Mountains are cool during the dry season and can be very warm during the wet season.
www.belizen.com /destination/facts.htm   (2293 words)

  
 Assessment Damage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aerial surveys of the Orange Walk District have indicated that there was lodging mostly in old mature fields that does not exist in much of the district.
In Orange Walk, fields that were recently planted or ratooning have suffered minimal lodging due to the wind and are expected to recover.
In the Orange Walk District another 150 acres were damaged due to combination of wind and flood.
www.belize.gov.bz /features/assess_damage.html   (984 words)

  
 Orange Walk, District of Belize.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Orange Walk, located in the northeast section of Belize, is the largest town in northern Belize with a population of almost 20,000 people, roughly 11% of the country's population.
Orange Walk has a historical link to Mexico which is obvious with its traditional Mexican zocalo (town square), and Palacio Municipal (town hall).
Orange Walk Town, the principal town of the area, is 55 miles or a 75 minute drive north of Belize City.
bleaseswebworld.com /orangewalk.html   (584 words)

  
 You Better Belize It! - Orange Walk!
The Tower Hill factory processes the sugar cane which is produced in Orange Walk as well as in neighboring Corozal.
Although Orange Walk is mostly Spanish speaking, it is home to a number of Mennonite villages such as Blue Creek and Shipyard.
Orange Walk Town is only 1 1/2 hours from Belize City by bus.
www.belizeit.com /ow.htm   (226 words)

  
 Orange Walk District
Other towns and significant villages in Orange Walk District include Carmelita, Guinea Grass Town,San Estevan, San Jose, San Pablo, Shipyard, and Trial Farm.
Orange Walk District also includes the ancient Maya ruin of Lamanai[?].
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/or/Orange_Walk_District.html   (91 words)

  
 Orange Walk
The Orange Walk District Emergency Plan has been formulated to address all natural, man-made or technological hazards that affect the district.
The Orange Walk District Emergency Committee is the legal body charged with coordinating action during an emergency.
During heavy rains this waterway may flood the Northern Highway at the toll bridge area, the Louisiana Area in Orange Walk Town, as well as the Banquitas Bridge and along the Northern banks of the village of San Estevan.
www.nemo.org.bz /deo/orangewalk.php   (279 words)

  
 Travel in Orange Walk - Belize - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The Tower Hill factory processes the sugar cane, which is produced in Orange Walk as well as in neighbouring Corozal.
A large portion of Orange Walk's rain forest is protected reserve under the Rio Bravo Conservation Project.
Orange Walk also has several Maya ruins including La Milpa and Lamanai.
www.americatravelling.net /belize/orange_walk/orange_walk_history.htm   (168 words)

  
 Cayo District - Toucan Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cayo District is Belize's western most district.
The district is filled however with numerous towns and villages which vary from Mayan Indian to Creole.
Due to a hurricane in 1961 the Government of Belize decided to move the country's capital to a new city called Belmopan in the centre of the Cayo District.
www.toucantrail.com /Belize-on-a-Budget/Cayo-District.html   (160 words)

  
 ORANGE WALK DISTRICT - Information
Orange Walk lies next to both Mexico and Guatemala ; although it does not have an official border crossing into either.
The Orange Walk is mostly Spanish speaking, it is home of a number of Mennonite Villages such as Blue Creek and Shipyard.
Getting There: Orange Walk Town is only 1 ½ hours from Belize City, however some of the lodges could be as 5 hours away.
www.southernhorizons.com /bze_Orange1.htm   (190 words)

  
 Belize National Population & Housing Census 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the case of the Cayo district, which is again, the second largest populated district representing 22% of the total population, this district's share has increased by two percentage points from its level of 20% in 1991.
Of significance here however, is that whereas in 1991 the Cayo district accounted for the largest shift to the rural areas, in 2000 the Orange Walk district has taken over this role showing Orange Walk town accounting for an increase of over four (4) percentage points more than in 1991.
In the Cayo district, the villages with the largest population are: San Antonio (2,124), Valley of Peace (1,809) and Spanish Lookout (1,786).
www.cso.gov.bz /population_housing.html   (1044 words)

  
 Orange Walk District - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Orange Walk District - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Orange Walk District contains research on
Orange Walk District, External links and Districts of Belize.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Orange_Walk_District   (284 words)

  
 Guatemala cities, Belize cities, Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, Sayaxché And The Pasión River, Belize city, San ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ORANGE WALK - This city is located just south of Corozal on the New River and 52 miles north of Belize City.
Orange Walk is a sugar cane city and has a largely Hispanic speaking population.
San Ignacio is the unofficial capital of the "Cayo District" of Belize.
www.mayan-world.com /cities-m.htm   (1184 words)

  
 Northern Belize - New River Lagoon of the Orange Walk District, Belize.
Northern Belize - New River Lagoon of the Orange Walk District, Belize.
As you emerge from the epiphyte-encrusted foliage along the banks of the New River of the Orange Walk District, a tangle of water lilies greet your boat and the main tower of Lamanai salutes your sudden appearance.
To access this lagoon and river, visitors usually begin their journey in Orange Walk Town where boats, tour guides, or tour operators are available for rent or hire.
www.northernbelize.com /see_nrlagoon.html   (349 words)

  
 Belize's Amandala Online: Belize news, news on Belize, Belize newspapers, Belize, Belize, Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has reported that over 2,800 persons in the Orange Walk, Cayo and Belize Districts have been displaced because of flooding brought on by Hurricane Keith.
Orange Walk's District Emergency Committee reported that many families had to be evacuated from the Louisiana and Otro Benque areas (61), Carmelita and Tower Hill (23), Trial Farm (21), Douglas (136), San Estevan (26), Santa Martha (9), and San Antonio (40).
The Orange Walk District Emergency Committee has not finalized the total amount of damage in cash, but the group has estimated that the flooding has caused almost $1.5 million worth of damage to private buildings; and $50 million to the agricultural industry in that district.
www.belizemall.com /amandala/archives/oct_15_2000.html   (4636 words)

  
 Orange Walk, Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the past a refuge for mestizos seeking to escape from Spanish purges in the Yucatan, Orange Walk district is a wild area, dominated by deep forest (much being preserved by Programme for Belize), Mayan ruins, and the largest population of birds in the country.
The district has become a very popular destination for birding, professional and amateur.
Belize is part of one of the richest birding areas of the planet, and Orange Walk with its diverse habitats records the largest bird list in the country.
www.belizediscover.com /OrangeWalk.htm   (446 words)

  
 Orange Walk Town - Northern Belize
Orange Walk, situated on the New River and Northern Highway, is located 52 miles north of Belize City.
Orange Walk has the basics: lodging, restaurants, grocery, clothing and gas.
Orange Walk Town is not generally considered a tourist destination, more a stop-over to boat up the New River to Lamanai, travel the Blue Creek Road to the Rio Bravo Conservation Area, or trek to Shipstern Nature Reserve.
www.belize-vacation.com /belize/orange-walk.htm   (164 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Guinea Grass Town
Guinea Grass is located at Latitude 17.9500, Longitude -88.5833, at an altitude of 38 meters (127 feet) above sea level.
It is on a spur road about 6 miles off Belize's Northern Highway, and is served by regular bus route from Orange Walk Town.
According to the 2000 census, Guinea Grass Town had a population of 2,510 people.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Guinea-Grass-Town   (360 words)

  
 Belize Destinations on Travelbelize.org - official site of the Belize Tourism Board
Covering the two districts of Orange Walk and Corozal, the north is a Belizean bonanza of natural wealth and archaeological wonder.
The district is dominated by Belize City and offers a host of attractions including several sanctuaries, the world class Belize Zoo, a new museum, historic government buildings, churches and the incredible Maya site at Altun Ha.
Located in the western interior of Belize, Cayo is a 1500 square mile district that encompasses a good portion of the Maya Mountains and has more than its fair share of ancient Maya sites to visit and explore.
www.travelbelize.org /dest.html   (724 words)

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