Hondo River (Belize)

river of Central America
This article is about the river in Belize and Mexico; for other uses, see Rio Hondo

The Rio Hondo is a river of Central America. It is about 150 km (93.2 mi) in length. It flows in a northeasterly direction and ends in the Chetumal Bay on the Caribbean Sea. Most of border of Mexico and Belize runs along its length.

Hondo River
Rio Hondo.jpg
The Rio Hondo, border between Mexico and Belize
Location
CountryBelize, Mexico
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationBelize
Mouth 
 - locationChetumal Bay
 - coordinates18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°W / 18.48791; -88.31841Coordinates: 18°29′16″N 88°19′06″W / 18.48791°N 88.31841°W / 18.48791; -88.31841
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length150 km (93 mi)
Basin size2,688.54 km2 (1,038.05 sq mi)[1]

Many archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization are near the river's course.

The river is mentioned in a stanza of Belize's national anthem, Land of the Free:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "110. RÍO HONDO". conabio.gob.mx. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-06-07.

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