Flag of Belize

Flag Belize, Banner Belize
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National flag on land and sea
22.972 km²
North America, Central America
English 60% (official language), Spanish 40% with growing tendency
Belizean dollar (BZD)
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Background knowledge

British Honduras used a solid blue flag with a white disc in the center between 02/02/1950 and 09/21/1981. In this disc was the coat of arms. This had been granted by King Edward VII in 1907. It is surrounded by a wreath of fifty leaves, an allusion to the year 1950, because in that year movement for independence and sovereignty was born. However, in connection with the declaration of independence on 21.09.1981, it was slightly changed, and brought into its present form.

A red border was added to the top and bottom of the flag. It stands for the United Democratic Party, the opposition party at that time. The change was made because otherwise the flag would look too much like the flag of the United People's Party, which, however, led the country to independence.

The coat of arms of British Honduras dates back to 1819, but only became official when King Edward VII granted it on Jan. 28, 1907. It shows the importance of forestry through various devices. The shield is divided into three parts. In the first, silver field, top left, a hatchet crossed with a paddle, in the top corner of the field until 1967 the British Union Jack. In the second, gold field, upper right, a hatchet and a pruning saw. In the third, blue field, below, a sailing ship. Above the shield, a mahogany tree. The shield was originally held by two Negroes in white pants. In 1967, the left shield holder became a creole. The two shield holders symbolize the different population groups. Under the shield a banner with the Latin inscription: "SUB UMBRA FLOREO" => "I bloom in the shade".

Text courtesy of Flaggenlexikon.de

Blue with a narrow red stripe along the top and along the bottom corners; in the center is a large white disk bearing the national coat of arms; the national coat of arms shows two workers in front of a mahogany tree and an inscription.


Composer: Selwyn Walford Young Songwriter: Samuel Alfred Haynes

That's what ChatGPT knows about the flag of Belize

This is what an AI says about the Belize flag
The flag of Belize consists of a blue background with a red stripe in the middle and a white five-point star in the middle of the red stripe. The blue background symbolizes the Caribbean Sea and the red stripe represents the independence of the country. The white five-point star symbolizes the five territorial areas of Belize. The flag was introduced in 1981.
This is what an AI knows about the history of the Belize flag
Belize had its first national flag since its independence in 1981. The flag consists of a blue background, a red and white horizontal stripe, a white star and a black wooden eagle in the center. The blue background symbolizes the Caribbean Ocean and the red and white horizontal stripes represent the nation's independence. The white star symbolizes the former colonies that formed the country and the black wooden eagle represents Belizeans.
This is how an AI describes the Belize flag
The national flag of Belize is a blue rectangle with a red stripe in the center. The red stripe is split and contains a white five-pointed star symbol in the center. There are two white stripes at the top and bottom of each blue rectangle. The colors of the flag symbolize the independence and peace of the country. The five-pointed star in the center represents the five districts of the country, while the white stripes at the top and bottom symbolize the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Mexico.

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