List of companies of Belize

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Location of Belize

Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide. With 22,800 square kilometres (8,800 sq mi) of land and as of 2015 a population of 368,310, Belize has the lowest population density in Central America.[1] The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.[2]

Belize has a small, mostly private enterprise economy that is based primarily on export of petroleum and crude oil, agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction recently assuming greater importance.[3] As of 2007, oil production was 3,000 bbl/d (480 m3/d) and as of 2006 oil exports were 1,960 bbl/d (312 m3/d). The country is also a producer of industrial minerals.[4] In agriculture, sugar, like in colonial times, remains the chief crop, accounting for nearly half of exports, while the banana industry is the largest employer.[3]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Amandala Consumer services Media Belize City 1969 Newspaper
Belize Bank Financials Banks Belize City 1902 Bank
Belize Electricity Limited Utilities Electricity Belize City 1952 Electrical distributor
Belize Telemedia Limited Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Belize City 1972 Telephone, cell
Central Bank of Belize Financials Banks Belize City 1982 Central bank
Great Belize Productions Consumer services Media Belize City 1982 Production company
Great Belize Television Consumer services Media Belize City 1991 Television network, part of Great Belize Productions
Krem Radio Consumer services Media Belize City 1989 Radio
Krem Television Consumer services Media Belize City 2004 Television
Love Belize Television Consumer services Media Belize City 1990 Television
LOVE FM Consumer services Media Belize City 1993 Radio
Maya Island Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Belize City 1962 Airline
National Transportation Services Limited Industrials Industrial transportation Belize City 2006 Transportation
RSV Media Center Consumer services Media Belize City 1993 Broadcasting
Smartnet Technology Internet Belize City 2004 Website holding
Speed Net Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Belize City 2003 Cell, landline
Tropic Air Consumer services Travel & leisure San Pedro Town 1979 Airline

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision Population Database". United Nations. March 11, 2009. Archived from the original on August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Belize". CIA World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Burnett, John (October 11, 2006). "Large Oil Field Is Found in Belize; the Angling Begins". npr.org. 
  4. ^ Oancea, Dan (January 2009)."Mining in Central America" (PDF). Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-16.  . magazine.mining.com. pp. 10–12.