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Transportation in Belize

Railways: 0 km

Highways:
total: 2,872 km
paved: 488 km
unpaved: 2,384 km (1998 est.)

Waterways: 825 km river network used by shallow-draft craft; seasonally navigable

Ports and harbors: Belize City, Big Creek, Corozol, Punta Gorda

Merchant marine:
total: 414 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,647,452 GRT/2,339,134 DWT
ships by type: bulk 36, cargo 275, chemical tanker 7, container 9, liquified gas 1, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 51, refrigerated cargo 14, roll-on/roll-off 9, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 2 (1999 est.)
note: a flag of convenience registry; includes ships of 7 countries: Cuba 2, Cyprus 1, Greece 1, Singapore 2, UAE 12, UK 1, and US 1 (1998 est.)

Airports: 44 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 41
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 10
under 914 m: 30 (1999 est.)

Reference Much of the material in this article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000.

See also : Belize



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