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Flag Description

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

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from the United Kingdom 21 September 1981


Calling code

Belize dollar (BZD)

Geographic Coordinates
17°15'N 88°46'W

Official languages
Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna, Maya, Plautdietsch

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Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico

Geographic coordinates
17 15 N, 88 45 W

Map references
Central America and the Caribbean

total: 22,966 sq km
country comparison to the world: 152
land: 22,806 sq km
water: 160 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than Massachusetts

386 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm in the north, 3 nm in the south; note - from the mouth of the Sarstoon River to Ranguana Cay, Belize's territorial sea is 3 nm; according to Belize's Maritime Areas Act, 1992, the purpose of this limitation is to provide a framework for negotiating a definitive agreement on territorial differences with Guatemala
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Doyle's Delight 1,160 m


noun: Belizean(s)
adjective: Belizean

Spanish 46%, Creole 32.9%, Mayan dialects 8.9%, English 3.9% (official), Garifuna 3.4% (Carib), German 3.3%, other 1.4%, unknown 0.2% (2000 census)

National symbol(s)
Baird's tapir (a large, browsing, forest-dwelling mammal); keel-billed toucan

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