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Dangriga Town, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of Stann Creek. It is the capital of Belize's Stann Creek District and also forms its own constituency.

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Dangriga was settled in or slightly before 1832 by Garifuna (Black Caribs, as they were known to the British) from Honduras. It was for a long time the second largest population centre in the country behind Belize City, but in recent years has been surpassed by Orange Walk Town. The population is mostly a mixture of Garinagu, Kriols and Mestizos.

Dangriga takes it name from the local Garifuna language, loosely meaning "here, the sweet water is close at hand." It lies peacefully along the banks of the North Stann Creek River, whose water is legendary. The town's drinking supply is refreshingly cool and arguably the best tasting in Belize.

In Belize it has gained the nickname "The Culture Capital" for its mix of diverse peoples and cultures, being the home of some of Belize's most innovative musical forms and sporting activities.

To the southwest of Dangriga is one of the country's most important nature reserves, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.


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