Roads in Belize

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The road network in Belize consists of over 1,900 miles (3,000 km) of roads, of which approximately 357 miles (575 km) is paved. [1]

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Highways in Belize

Belize has five major asphalt-paved two-lane roads:

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Stann Creek District District of Belize

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Rail transport in Belize

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Dangriga Airport airport in Belize

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Belize–Guatemala border international border

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References

  1. "Belize". The CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 5 December 2012.