Flag of Belize (GIF)



The flag of Belize consists of the coat of arms of Belize on a blue field with red stripes above and below. The red, white, and blue colors of the flag are a symbol of unity for the country and represent the country's national parties. The coat of arms features a tree and a wooden ship, symbolizing the importance of mahogany in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Belizean economy. Various hand tools in the coat of arms refer to the woodworking industry. In addition, the two men in two different skin tones in the emblem represent the majority of Belize. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on September 21, 1981.

The Belize flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Belize is an independent Commonwealth country on the eastern coast of Central America. Its capital is Belmopan, and its population is about 400,000.

The coat of arms of Belize on a waving white flag

COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Belmopan (pop. 14,000)
Other major cities:Belize City (57,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:52.9% Mestizo
25.9% Creole
11.3% Maya
6.1% Garifuna
4.8% European
3.9% Asian Indian
1.0% East Asian
1.2% Other
0.3% Unknown
Religion:73.8% Christian
0.3% Buddhist
0.2% Hindu
0.2% Muslim
0.2% Rastafarian
0.1% Baha'i
9.0% Other
0.6% Unknown
15.5% Unaffiliated
Demonym:Belizean
Area:22,966 km² (8,867 sq mi)
Population:400,000
Currency:Belize dollar


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Belize (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de Belice), GIF

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