The flag of Belize is a blue and red flag with a coat of arms in the centre of the flag. The flag was officially adopted on September 21, 1981, following Belize's independence from the United Kingdom.
The design of the flag dates back to around 1950, when the country, then known as British Honduras, began to fight for independence. The original design featured red stripes, which were later added after the country achieved independence in 1981.
The color blue on the flag of Belize represents the country's clear blue skies and the Caribbean Sea, which surrounds the country. The color red represents the country's struggle for independence and its efforts to build a better future.
The coat of arms represents the country's history and its cultural and political traditions. The coat of arms features two workers standing in the shade of a mahogany tree, with one worker holding an oar and the other holding an ax. Below the workers is a ribbon with the inscription “Sub umbra floreo,” which translates to “In the shadow I flourish” and refers to the country's colonial past.
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Belize is a country located in Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It has a total land area of about 8,800 square miles, and is the only Central American country with English as its official language. Belize has a rich history and culture, with a unique blend of Mayan, Spanish, and British influences.
The history of Belize dates back to pre-Columbian times, and the country was originally inhabited by indigenous Mayan peoples. In the 16th century, the Spanish arrived in the region, and Belize became a British colony in the 19th century. Belize gained its independence from Britain in 1981.
Today, Belize is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from the Caribbean coast to the Maya Mountains in the south. The country is home to a number of protected areas, including the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world, and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of plant and animal species.
The culture of Belize is a blend of Mayan, Spanish, and British influences, with the official language of the country being English. The majority of the population is Christian, with the largest denomination being the Roman Catholic Church. Belize has a strong tradition of music and dance, with a number of annual festivals and events that celebrate the country's cultural heritage.
|Country codes||BZ, BLZ (ISO 3166-1)|
|Religion||87.6% Christianity, 9.7% No religion, 1.5% Folk religions, 1.2% Other|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST (GMT-6))|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Organization of American States|
|Central American Integration System|
|Population density||17 per Km2 (45 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||46.1 % of the population is urban (183,182 people in 2020)|
|Median age||25.5 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 22,810 Km2 (8,807 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Doyle's Delight (1 124 m, 3 688 ft)|
|Lowest point||Caribbean Sea|
|GDP per capita||$ 6,228 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Belize dollar ($, BZD)|
|Internet TLD||.bz (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Belize Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Belize