Transport and infrastructure in BelizeOur 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.
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Road trafficThe 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.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||3,300 km||8,201.86 km||142.84 m|
|Railroads||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|Waterways||825 km||2,062.34 km||35.92 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||950,800 km||4,294.37 km||349.46 m|
|Railroads||31,600 km||142.75 km||11.62 m|
|Waterways||9,600 km||43.32 km||3.53 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)