Corozal District is the northernmost district of the nation of Belize. Population (2000): 33,335. District capital: Corozal Town. Also in Corozal District are the towns and villages of Chunox, Consejo, Little Belize, Louisville, Patchacan, Progresso, San Joaquin and Xaibe. While the island of Ambergris Caye may geographically be closest to Corozal District, it is actually a part of Belize District. The Pre-Columbian Maya ruins are found in Corozal at Santa Rita near Corozal Town, at Louisville, and at Cerros.
Orange Walk District
Orange Walk District is a district in the northwest of the nation of Belize, with its district capital in Orange Walk Town. Other towns and significant villages in Orange Walk District include Carmelita, Guinea Grass Town, San Estevan, San Jose, San Pablo, Shipyard, Indian Church, San Carlos and Trial Farm. Orange Walk District also includes the ancient Maya ruin of Lamanai, and the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, a large private nature reserve.
According to the 2000 census, Orange Walk District had a population of 39,760 people. Orange Walk district is the third-largest district in the country. The capital of the district is Orange Walk Town, also known by the locals as "Sugar City" (pronounced shuga city). The district is home to mostly Maya mestizo people, descendants of Mexican refugees who fled from the 1840 Caste War. The district's main economic base is drawn from agriculture, with sugar cane being the primary crop. This is slowly being replaced by a combination of alternative crops such potatoes, onions and soya beans. Another emerging industry is tourism. Several settlements in the district are home to German Mennonites, Creole people, and Maya Ketchi people. The district is alo the home of two rivers, the Rio Hondo, which also forms part of the border with Mexico, and the New River. In this district you can also find Belize's largest body of water, The New River Lagoon.
Belize District is a district of the nation of Belize, with its district capital in the nation's largest city, Belize City. Also in Belize District are the towns of Hattieville, Ladyville, San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker; the villages of Burrel Boom, Crooked Tree, and Gales Point; and Rockstone Pond. Belize District also includes the Crooked Tree and the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuaries, Belize National Zoo (30 miles west of Belize City), as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Altun Ha. According to the 2000 census, Belize District had a population of 74,065 people.
Most of the Belize District is in the east central mainland of Belize; the Belize District also includes various off shore islands of Belize, including Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, St. George's Caye, and Goff's Caye. Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are considered the Country of Belize tourism hubs.
Cayo District is a district in the west of the nation of Belize. The District capital is the town of San Ignacio Cayo. Also in the Cayo District are the Belizean national capital of Belmopan, the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen, the villages of San Antonio Cayo Valley of Peace, St. Margret's, Teakettle, Roaring Creek, Albaina, and Spanish Lookout. Cayo District also contains the Pre-Columbian Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Caracol.
The Cayo District is primarily an agricultural district, with the chief crops being citrus, (oranges, grapefruit, and tangerine), as well as bananas. There are 2 major highways in the District. The Western Highway, which runs from Belize City to the Guatemalan border. And the Hummingbird Highway which starts in Belmopan and ends at the juncture of the Dangriga Coastal Road and The Southern Highway in the Stann Creek District. In addition to the ruins listed above there are several other tourist attractions including 2 National Parks, Blue Hole (park) and Guanacaste. Ecotourism is also an integral part of the region's economy.
According to the 2000 census, Cayo District had a population of 53,715 people.
Stann Creek District
Stann Creek District is a district in the south east region of Belize. According to the 2000 census, the district had a population of 26,665 people. Its capital is the city of Dangriga, formerly known as "Stann Creek Town." Located within the district are the port of Big Creek (the main port of Belize's banana industry), the peninsula and village of Placencia (a popular tourist resort), the villages of Independence and Mango Creek and Mullins River, and the Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Sittee River. The Stann Creek District is also home to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Within the preserve is Victoria Peak, the highest point in Belize, at 1120 meters (3,675 feet) above sea level.
Stann comes from "stanns," or safe havens used by colonialists coming from the "old world" to the "new world."
Toledo District is the southernmost district in the nation of Belize, with the district capital in the town of Punta Gorda, Belize. Also in Toledo District are the towns of Monkey River Town and Toledo Settlement, the villages of San Pedro Columbia and Silver Creek, Blue Creek and the ancient Maya ruins of Nim Li Punit, Lubaantun, and Uxbenka. According to the 2000 census, Toledo District had a population of 23,815 persons.
Blue Creek village is home to Tumulkin Center of Learning.
All of the following information about the Districts of Belize was obtained from Wikipedia.