Valley of Peace, Belize

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Valley of Peace
Valley of Peace is located in Belize
Valley of Peace
Valley of Peace
Coordinates: 17°20′N 88°50′W / 17.333°N 88.833°W / 17.333; -88.833
Country  Belize
District Cayo District
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,108
Time zone Central (UTC-6)

Valley of Peace (Valle de Paz in original Spanish) is a village in the Cayo District of Belize. In 2000 Valley of Peace had a population of 1,809 people. The population in 2007 grew to 2,108.

It was created as a refugee community for immigrants fleeing from the El Salvador Civil War. Each family was facilitated with a plot of land and are the predominant suppliers of vegetables to the Belmopan area. This community started with a total of seven families. Of these families; five were refugees (Alfaro family, Umaña, Cruz, Echeverria, Barrera, Hernandez, and Zometa), one was Belizean Kriol (Mr. Scott and his family) and a Mennonite family (Mr. Duek & Family). But yet Valley of Peace is still the peaceful village that it has been for more than 25 years.

Few of this families no longer live in Valley Of Peace like the Alfaro Families moved to Canada in 1989.


Coordinates: 17°20′N 88°50′W / 17.333°N 88.833°W / 17.333; -88.833