Country of Belize


 

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Our Country is situated west of the Caribbean Sea, south of Mexico and east and north of Guatemala in Central America. In area, it is about the size of New Hampshire (8,867 sqare miles).

 

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Our Flag's Meaning:

On the white circle is an inner green circle consisting of 50 olive leaves. The 50 leaves represent the year 1950, which was when Belize, which was formerly known as British Honduras, began its quest for independence from Britain. The country was renamed Belize in June of 1973. When independence was realized on September 21, 1981, the two red stripes were added to the country's previous flag. The Belize flag represents the unity of the nation's people.The motto on the Belize flag "Sub umbra floreo", means "I flourish in the shadow" (referring to the independence from the UK).

 

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