San Antonio, Toledo

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San Antonio
Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio
Roman Catholic Church in San Antonio
San Antonio is located in Belize
San Antonio
San Antonio
Coordinates: 16°14′N 89°01′W / 16.233°N 89.017°W / 16.233; -89.017
Country  Belize
District Toledo District
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,204[1]
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
San Antonio Water Falls

San Antonio is a village in the Toledo District of Belize. It is the largest Maya settlement in Belize, with a population of approximately 1,000 people, predominantly Mopan Maya.[2] About 88% of the inhabitants are Catholic, with 8% belonging to other Christian denominations, and 4% being non-denominational.[2] The village was founded in 1883 by Maya fleeing persecution in Guatemala.[3]

San Antonio features several attractions, including San Antonio Falls, a stone church built in the 1940s, and ecotourism guest houses.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Data – Census 2010". Statistical Institute of Belize. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Nystrom, Andrew Dean, ed. (1997). Maya Atlas: The Struggle to Preserve Maya Land in Southern Belize. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Book. p. 44. ISBN 1556432569. 
  3. ^ Eltringham, Peter (2010). The Rough Guide to Belize (5th ed. ed.). London: Rough Guides. pp. 230–231. ISBN 1848365128. 

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