Transport and infrastructure in Belize

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Belize with the average of all countries in America. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in particularly good condition.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the 386 km of coastline. In 2019, about 20,259 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Belize

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 3,281 km. For each of the country's 400,031 inhabitants, this corresponds to 8.20 meters. This puts Belize in 67th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 17 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.

With an average of 88 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Belize is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to 23.5 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.

In Belize, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,300 km8,201.86 km142.84 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways825 km2,062.34 km35.92 m
Commercial harbors8132,032.340.035

Central America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways950,800 km4,294.37 km349.46 m
Railroads31,600 km142.75 km11.62 m
Waterways9,600 km43.32 km3.53 m
Commercial harbors15,67470.790.006

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Belize: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in BelizeThe 12 biggest airports and 2 airlines in Belize with further information and data with further information on airlines and destinations
Belize: ClimateClimate and temperature development in BelizeA climate analysis for Belize incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, water temperature, rainfalls
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