Orange Walk

Capital: Orange Walk Town
Population:  50,208 (2016)
66 miles from Belize City

Nature Highlights

  • Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mennonite Communities – Home to German speaking Amish Mennonites
  • Lamanai – Belize’s largest ceremonial centers
  • Cuello – Oldest Mayan site in Belize
  • Altun Ha – Largest ancient pyramid dated back to the 7th Century
  • La Milpa – Third largest archeological reserve in Belize

Orange Walk is the second largest district in the county and home to German speaking Amish Mennonites. Belize’s largest body of water, the New River Lagoon is located here.

Recognized as a Wetland of International Importance, the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is contains 16,400 acres of lagoons, creeks; log wood swamps, broad leaf forest and pine savanna. It is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and protects globally endangered species including the Central American River Turtle (locally known as Hicatee), Mexican Black Howler Monkey, and Yellow-headed Parrot.

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