Monday, February 12, 2007

Countdown to Corozal

Isn't it beautiful?! That is the northern coastal town of Corozal (See below for details). Only three weeks remain before our short-term team leaves for Belize. Fifteen of us will be working with assemblies of Belize to build a new building and open up a new area in the north of the country. The location is called Corozal Town. I have been there on two previous occasions and look forward to taking this team to work in the area.
Corozal Town
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Coordinates: 18°23′52.24″N, 88°23′18.36″W Corozal Town is a town in the nation of Belize. It is the capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is located about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico. The population is about 8,100. Corozal was a private estate before becoming a town in the 1840s, mostly settled by Mestizo refugees from the Caste War of Yucatán. Much of the town was built over an ancient Maya city sometimes known as Santa Rita; this may have been the original Pre-Columbian town called Chetumal. The town was badly damaged by Hurricane Janet in 1955 and was substantially rebuilt afterwards.

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