Punta Gorda, BelizePunta Gorda
is a town in the nation of Belize
. It is capital of the Toledo District
. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in the nation, with a population of about 4,500 people. Although the town bears a Spanish name, its inhabitants are mostly English speaking, primarily of Black Carib, East Indian, and African decent.
Punta Gorda is a seaport and fishing town on the Caribbean Sea. It was a small fishing village before being settled by a number of Black Carib emigrants from Honduras in 1823. The town is about 15 feet above sea level.