On 21 September 1981, the national flag of Belize was adopted the day Belize became independent. Belize Flag comprises of the Coat of Arms on a blue field with red stripes at the top and bottom. British Honduras got a coat of arms on 28 January 1907, which shaped the basis of the badge used on British ensigns.
The flag consists of royal blue with a white disc at the centre encompassing the national coat of arms detained by a mestizo and a man of African descent. The flag of Belize is unique in the world. It is the only flag have humans depicted as a major design element on its national flag. There are two red borders seen at top and bottom of the flag.
From 1950 onward, an unsanctioned national flag was in practice. It was blue; with the coat of arms on a white disc in the centre. In 1981, Belize gained its freedom and a competition was held to design a national flag for the republic. The winning proposal consisted of the unsanctioned national flag used by the People's United Party with a red border supplementary to all four sides. This was altered to a red border on just the top and bottom formerly the design was officially adopted.
Flag of Belize was adopted in the year 1981. Before the approval, the flag has gone through several modifications to deliver the right and patriotic message. The colors on the flag are belongs to the country's national parties, the People's United Party (PUP) and United Democratic Party (Belize) (UDP).
The two red stripes at the top and bottom are the new modification made in the design after independence. However, the coat of arms was granted in 1907. The Latin motto “I flourish in the shade” is a reference to forests and its establishment was added to the flag, which was later omitted in 1907. In 1964, the current government unofficially flew the flag over public buildings. However, on Independence Day, a revised national flag was officially hoisted.
Belize is situated on the Caribbean coast of northern Central America and shares a border on the west with the Guatemalan department of Pet n and on the north with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, and on the south with the Guatemalan department of Izabal. The nation with 3.75 lacs inhabitants provides 16.09 sq. Km. Belize is a parliament republic representing democracy with the President is considered as the head of state and the Prime Minister as head of government. Following, the executive power is exercised by the president and the government.
The official language of Belize is English and the currency is Belize Dollar. Belize comprises of two letters Belize code i.e. BZ and its three letters Belize code is BLZ and in digits it is 084. The calling code is +51 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Belize is UTC -6 hours. Being a democratic republic, Belize comprises a total of 6 independent districts with no province or states. These include: Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Stann Creek, and Toledo.
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|Three-letter country code||BLZ|
|Three-digit country code||084|