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Belmopan, Cayo, Belize
 

The Flag of Belize

 
 
The Flag of Belize Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2019
1. The Flag of Belize Marker
Inscription.  

The flag of Belize is made up of Blue (Azure) with a White circle and a Red (Gules) border, these two horizontal red borders are 1/5 of the total width of the Flag, with the Coat of Arms centered on the white circle.

The shield of the Coat of Arms is divided into three sections by a vertical line and inverted V. The base section (an inverted V) represents a ship at sea under full sail. The upper two sections show tools of the timber industry, a Paddle and a squaring axe in the left section, with a beating axe and a saw on the right. Supporting the shield are two Belizeans - a Mestizo Belizean on the left holding a beating axe on his shoulder in his right hand, and one on the right an Afro-Belizean holding a paddle on his shoulder in his left hand. Above the shield rises a mahogany tree on a grassy mount. Below the shield, is a scroll with the motto written in Latin "SUB-UMBRA-FLOREO" (meaning UNDER THE SHADE I FLOURISH). A wreath of 50 leaves encircle the Coat of Arms, this wreath symbolizes the year 1950 when Belizeans began the struggle for independence.
 
Location. 17° 15.001′ 
A nearby dedicatory plaque for the plaza image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2019
2. A nearby dedicatory plaque for the plaza
The plaque includes the Biblical quote of “Do not forget to entertain strangers for by so doing sometimes people have entertained angels without knowing it” Hebrews 13:2
N, 88° 46.423′ W. Marker is in Belmopan, Cayo. Marker can be reached from Bliss Parade just east of Constitution Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is between the two main market buildings of Belmopan, east of the main bus station. Marker is in this post office area: Belmopan, Cayo 7L1GH KVBSL, Belize. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belize's 10th Anniversary of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Harriot W. Topsey (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Olmec Colossal Head (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rt. Hon. George C. Price (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Founding of Belmopan (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Agripino Cawich Bridge (approx. 4.5 kilometers away).
 
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The Flag of Belize Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2019
3. The Flag of Belize Marker
A nearby Belizean flag showing the symbolism mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2019
4. A nearby Belizean flag showing the symbolism mentioned in the marker text
The flags of Belize and the United States of America flying at the nearby Peace Corps office image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 5, 2019
5. The flags of Belize and the United States of America flying at the nearby Peace Corps office
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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