Indian Church, Belize

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Indian Church
Indian Church is located in Belize
Indian Church
Indian Church
Coordinates: 17°46′N 88°39′W / 17.767°N 88.650°W / 17.767; -88.650
Country  Belize
District Orange Walk District
Population (2010)
 • Total 267[1]
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Catholic church in Indian Church Village, Belize

Indian Church is a small remote village in the Orange Walk District of Belize. It is located on the west bank of New River, neighbouring the town of San Carlos to its south, and the Maya ruins of Lamanai to its north.[2] According to the 2010 census, Indian Church has a population of 267 people in 66 households.[1] The village is named for the historic Spanish churches recovered among the ancient Maya ruins. The residents lived among the ruins until 1991 when the Government of Belize established the 2-square-mile (5.2 km2) Lamanai Archaeological Reserve maintained by Belize's Institute of Archaeology.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Data – Census 2010". Statistical Institute of Belize. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Berman, Joshua (2009). Moon Belize (9th ed.). Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel. p. 241. ISBN 1598808524. 
  3. ^ Belize National Institute of Culture and History (NICH)/Archaelogical Institute/Lamanai site

Coordinates: 17°46′N 88°39′W / 17.767°N 88.650°W / 17.767; -88.650