Belize Flag Meaning & Details

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 Belize Flag
 Flag Information
  • blue with a narrow red stripe along the top and the bottom edges

  • centered is a large white disk bearing the coat of arms

  • the coat of arms features a shield flanked by two workers in front of a mahogany tree with the related motto SUB UMBRA FLOREO (I Flourish in the Shade) on a scroll at the bottom, all encircled by a green garland of 50 mahogany leaves

  • the colors are those of the two main political parties: blue for the PUP and red for the UDP

  • various elements of the coat of arms - the figures, the tools, the mahogany tree, and the garland of leaves - recall the logging industry that led to British settlement of Belize

    note: Belize's flag is the only national flag that depicts human beings

  • two British overseas territories, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands, also depict humans


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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