Armenia, Belize

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Armenia
Armenia is located in Belize
Armenia
Armenia
Map of Corozal metropolitan area
Coordinates: 17°11′24″N 88°46′5″W / 17.19000°N 88.76806°W / 17.19000; -88.76806Coordinates: 17°11′24″N 88°46′5″W / 17.19000°N 88.76806°W / 17.19000; -88.76806
Country  Belize
District Cayo District
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,395[1]
Time zone Central (UTC-6)

Armenia is a village in the Cayo District of Belize, along the nation's Hummingbird Highway south of the capitol, Belmopan.

History[edit]

The first settlers in the area were immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, or Honduras, trying to escape the ravages of civil war. Both Mopan and K’ekchi Maya people also moved to the area from southern Belize in order to have better access to health care, transportation and a market in which to sell their crops.

Location and geographic setting[edit]

Armenia is set in the foothills of the Mayan Mountain Range and is surrounded by jungle, caves, rivers and wildlife.

Demographics[edit]

The village population of 1,395 residents is composed of both Spanish, Mestizo and Maya populations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Data – Census 2010". Statistical Institute of Belize. Retrieved 27 February 2014.