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  Stann Creek District
According to the 2000 census, the district had a population of 26,665 people.
Also in Stann Creek District are the port of Big Creek (the main port of Belize's banana industry), the peninsula and village of Placencia (a popular tourist resort), the villages of Independence and Mango Creek and Mullins River.
The Stann Creek District is also home to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & The Jaguar Preserve.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/st/Stann_Creek_District.html   (137 words)

  
 Belize by District - Stann Creek District
The Stann Creek district is also an excellent base camp for some of the best diving and snorkeling and short excursions to the nearby cayes strung along the barrier reef just off the main coastline.
Stann Creek is also home to the popular tourist destination of Placencia and the Placencia Peninsula, the deep water shrimp and banana port of Big Creek, and the Garifuna town of Dangriga.
All of this makes the Stann Creek district one of the most popular destinations in Belize, but access to these southern regions is difficult with little infrastructure such as highways and bridges and in most cases even less support and information for tourists visiting the area.
www.belizen.com /Destination/BStannCrk1.htm   (2744 words)

  
 You Better Belize It! - Stann Creek!
Stann Creek is a coastal district in the south of Belize.
The Stann Creek District has recently blossomed due to the upgrade of roads leading to the south of the country.
The residents of Stann Creek are mostly the Garifuna, who are the descendants of Carib Indians and African Slaves that migrated to Belize and other Mainland Countries from St. Vincent and other Carribean Islands.
www.belizeit.com /sc.htm   (233 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Stann Creek District
Placencia is a peninsula on the Caribbean Sea coast of the Stann Creek District of Belize.
Independence and Mango Creek are adjacent villages in the Stann Creek District of Belize.
Districts of Belize Belize is divided into 6 districts.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Stann-Creek-District   (414 words)

  
 Stann Creek District in Belize
The Stann Creek district, located 90 miles from Belize City by land and 36 miles by sea, can also be accessed through the Manatee Highway which is located at Milepost 30.5 on the Western Highway (less than two miles past the Belize Zoo turnoff).
Stann Creek, with a population of just over twenty-five thousand, contains diverse tourist experiences: the beautiful white sandy beaches of Placencia (and inviting offshore cayes), rugged Maya Mountains, the lush jungles of the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve, and both the Garifuna art, music, cuisine and culture and, in certain areas, Maya Culture..
The Stann Creek district is also a major banana, citrus and other fruit-producing region, and in recent years improvements have been made to the deep water port at Big Creek.
www.belize.com /stann-creek-belize.html   (767 words)

  
 The Belize Virtual Guide - Stann Creek - Districts Tour
The Stann Creek District is Belize's second largest district, with an area of 986 square miles.
The majority of the population of the Stann Creek District is Garifuna, the remainder made up of Maya Indians, Creoles and Guatemalan and Salvadoran refugees.
Stann Creek District is the passageway to the largely undisturbed southern section of the Barrier Reef including some 35 Cayes which are ideal for fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking.
www.travelbelize.org /german/html/guide/di/disc.html   (491 words)

  
 Stann Creek District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the 2000 census, the district had a population of 26,665people.
The district capital is the city of Dangriga, formerly known as "StannCreek Town".
Also in Stann Creek District are the port of BigCreek (the main port of Belize's banana industry), the peninsula and village of Placencia (a popular tourist resort),the villages of Independence and MangoCreek and Mullins River.
www.therfcc.org /stann-creek-district-116349.html   (127 words)

  
 Reports Submitted to FAMSI - Jeff Stomper
Located in the Stann Creek District of Belize are a group of three small Maya sites—Mayflower, Maintzunun and T’au Witz, collectively referred to as Mayflower.
In 1996 MAP began, in conjunction with the Stann Creek Tourist Board, Minister Melvin Hules, and Brian Woodye of the Department of Archaeology, to address the feasibility of establishing an archaeological park and forest reserve.
In May 1996 Brian Woodye granted Stomper a permit to initiate an archaeological project in the region bounded by North Stann Creek to the north, Cabbage Haul Creek on the south, Guana Church Bank on the west, and the Caribbean Sea on the east.
www.famsi.org /reports/96030   (2027 words)

  
 Belize by District - Stann Creek District
Big Creek is a deep port for Belize where barges from all over the world enter to pick up bananas, boxes of shrimp and lobster, crates of oranges and grapefruit, as well as mangos and plantains.
Mango creek to the north is a support area for much of the processing of the shrimp that is exported.
On November 19, 1832 a group of Garifuna under the guidance of Elijio Beni arrived in British Honduras and began to settle in the areas of the Stann Creek valley.
www.belizen.com /destination/BStannCrk2.htm   (2561 words)

  
 Stann Creek District - Toucan Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Known as the “culture capital” of Belize, Stann Creek, the second largest district, offers numerous adventure, educational and cultural activities to embark on.
The district is tucked between the rainforest and the Caribbean coastline.
While in the Stann Creek District, hop on to the adventure trail and discover the people, rainforest, history and natural resources that make this district an explorer paradise.
www.toucantrail.com /Belize-on-a-Budget/Stann-Creek-District.html   (152 words)

  
 Stann Creek, District Of Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stann Creek is Belize's second largest district measuring some 986 square miles of sparsely populated land.
The Stann Creek District of Belize begins just south of Belmopan, the capital of Belize.
The twenty miles of section five, which incorporates that stretch of road between the South Stann Creek Bridge to the junction at the Hummingbird Highway, was funded jointly by the Government of Belize and the Inter-American Development Bank at a cost of twenty-five million Belize dollars.
bleaseswebworld.com /stanncreek.html   (1042 words)

  
 Epidemiology of acute hepatitis in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Central America -- Bryan et al. 65 (4): 318 -- ...
Epidemiology of acute hepatitis in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Central America -- Bryan et al.
Hepatitis is common in the Stann Creek District of southern Belize.
Acute hepatitis B is the most common cause of viral hepatitis in the Stann Creek District, but the modes of transmission remain obscure.
www.ajtmh.org /cgi/content/abstract/65/4/318   (436 words)

  
 Stann Creek District, Belize, Stann Creek Travel, Belize travel, Belize Guides, Stann Creek Informations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stann Creek is Belize's second largest district with 986 square miles of possibilities for the adventure inclined traveler.
Little villages and acres of citrus groves characterize the Stann Creek valley before you get to the historic home of the Garifuna people, Dangriga, where the Hummingbird Highway terminates its run.
With an amazing selection of adventures and attractions, Stann Creek is a wonderful place to spend a few days of discovery, and its central location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Belize too.
www.stanncreek.com   (311 words)

  
 Other "Must-See" attractions in the Stann Creek District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Centered around a beautiful stream and two waterfalls, this idyllic spot in the Stann Creek bush is also known for its unexcavated ancient Mayan sites, Maintzunun and T'au Witz.
A 19th century remnant, Serpon bears witness to the brief rise and fall of Stann Creek's sugar industry.
An interesting stop on the way to or from Sittee, Serpon is known for its abundant bird life and the giant steam engine remnants that are losing their battle with the surrounding bush.
www.stanncreek.com /attract_misc.html   (655 words)

  
 Stann Creek District -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stann Creek District -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The Stann Creek District is a district in the south east of the nation of (A country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control) Belize.
The district capital is the city of (Click link for more info and facts about Dangriga) Dangriga, formerly known as "Stann Creek Town".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/stann_creek_district.htm   (127 words)

  
 Belize!, Caribbean travel, scuba, Mayan culture
The Stann Creek District is also a major banana and other fruit-producing region, and in recent years, improvements have made the deep-water port at Big Creek an important transshipment point for bananas, mangos and other Belizean agricultural products to Britain and the European continent.
The Stann Creek District of Belize has become increasingly accessible to visitors, with the completion of the new Manatee Highway at Milepost 30.5 on the Western Highway (less than two miles past the Belize Zoo turnoff), the recent improvements to the Hummingbird Highway, and the opening of the Placencia airstrip.
Dangriga is definitely the place to be on November 19th of each year, the day that the entire country--but especially Dangriga--celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize in 1823.
www.belize.com /stann.html   (1168 words)

  
 River House Lodge, Stann Creek District, Belize ~ Caving
Barton Creek runs through this mile long cave, which is situated the village of Barton Creek in Cayo District.
The Blue Creek Cave (Hokeb Ha in Mayan) is located in the Toledo District off the Southern Highway before Punta Gorda.
Calm waters of Blue Creek Cave at the Cave's entrance are perfect for swimming.
www.riverhouselodge.net /caving.htm   (984 words)

  
 You Better Belize It! - Placencia!
Placencia is a small village in the south of the Stann Creek District.
It lies on the tip of a peninsula about 40 miles by sea from Dangriga in the Stann Creek District.
It is a short boat ride across the lagoon from Big Creek and a few other mainland villages.
www.belizeit.com /pla.htm   (235 words)

  
 Stann Creek District - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Stann Creek District - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This page was last modified 00:55, 11 Jun 2005.
The article about Stann Creek District contains information related to Stann Creek District and External link.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Stann_Creek_District   (179 words)

  
 Stann Creek District - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Land Resource Assessment of Stann Creek District, Belize (Bulletin)
The Highlands of the Lowlands: Environment and Archaeology in the Stann Creek District, Belize, Central America (Monographs in World Archaeology, No)
Results of baseline survey in Toledo, Stann Creek, and Cayo districts
smartybrain.com /index.php/Stann_Creek_District   (203 words)

  
 Holidays in Belize - Travelling to Belize - Trips to Belize - www.reiswijs.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Belize District is centrally located between the northern and southern borders of the country with a variety of transportation options to any point both inland and out to the cayes.
In the Cayo District are the Belizian national capital of Belmopan, the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen, the villages of San Antonio Cayo Valley of Peace, St. Margret's, Roaring Creek, Albaina, and Spanish Lookout.
Stann Creek - in the south east of Belize - District capital = Dangriga / Stann Creek Town
www.reiswijs.co.uk /destinations/centralamerica/belize/belize.html   (3329 words)

  
 Pelican Beach Dangriga - About Stann Creek
The coastal town of Dangriga, home to our Pelican Beach Resort ­ Dangriga base, is the largest town in the Stann Creek District located 55 miles from Belmopan and 105 miles from Belize City.
The town is primarily supported by the nearby citrus and banana industries and is perfect for getting to know the unique Garifuna history, art and culture.
The Stann Creek District is one of the few districts in Belize that actually has excellent samples of ALL Belize’s natural attractions.
www.pelicanbeachbelize.com /about.html   (319 words)

  
 Guidez.net: Stann Creek
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 IMMARBE Releases Marine Casualty Report - Peter Hughes Wave Dancer
The Port of Big Creek is situated in the Stann Creek District of Belize and next to the village of Independence.
Also, 10 guests on the Belize Aggressor III are reported as having left a financial reward to the surviving crew of the Wave Dancer for their efforts during the rescue operations.
The quadrupled polypropylene rope leading from the Port Quarter, while looking to provide strength, was short in length and received much of the strain, particularly in view of the direction of the very strong offshore wind as well as the effect of the surge thus resulting in the aft Port Quarter mooring bitt failure.
www.cdnn.info /news/article/a050226.html   (14036 words)

  
 River House Lodge, Stann Creek District, Belize ~ Canoeing/Kayaking
River House Lodge is located right on the banks of the Sittee River, which snakes its way to the Caribbean Sea just south of Hopkins Village.
This spectacular trip, which includes a series of small rapids, is on the South Stann Creek and begins with a stop at the traditional village of Maya Center where Mayan arts and crafts are for sale and takes about five to six hours to complete.
With over 290 recorded species of birds this park it is ideal for birders and in addition to the elusive jaguar is possible to get a glimpse at some of the other inhabitants (jaguarondi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys and tapirs) or if you are lucky river otters even may join you!
www.riverhouselodge.net /boating.htm   (274 words)

  
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By 10:00am on October 9,2000, two (2) emergency mobile teams (one Medical Officer, one Public Health Inspector, one Public Health Nurse) were deployed to Southern Stann Creek District, visiting affected communities to provide essential health services and to carry out needs assessment.
During this time thirty-three (33) patients, 10 at Southern Regional Hospital and twenty three (23) in Mango Creek, were treated for various injuries, mainly cuts and other injuries received from zinc and other falling objects.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners were dispatched to the two (2) districts to deal with the mental health of the affected population.
www.paho.org /English/PED/ministryofhealth.htm   (337 words)

  
 Snorkel Dive Belize - SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling the Stann Creek District, Belize.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Within the spur and groove canyons, and the intricate reef systems lurk barracuda, turnicates and eagle rays in coral formations that are unimaginably beautiful.
Unlike the northern areas of the barrier reef, the southern reaches around Stann Creek are spared heavy boat traffic and commercial fishing as well as too much tourist traffic, keeping them immaculately unspoiled.
Dive operators, equipment and a variety of excursions that cater to all classes of divers are abundantly available in Stann Creek, just check the services section.
www.stanncreek.com /act_dive.html   (394 words)

  
 VirtualTourist.com - grandmaR's Stann Creek District Things to Do Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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