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Banner o Belize

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The banner o Belize is a continued version o the earlier banner o Breetish Honduras (the name o Belize durin the Breetish colonial period).

Breetish Honduras obtained a coat-o-airms on Januar 28, 1907, which formed the basis o the badge uised on Breetish ensigns. The coat o airms mynds o the loggin industry that first led tae Breetish dounset thare. The figures, tuils, an mahogany tree represents this industry. Frae 1950 onwart, an unoffeecial naitional banner wis in uise. It wis blue, wi a modified version o the airms on a white disc in the centre (whiles a blank white circle wis uised as the coat o airms wis difficult tae draw). The naitional motto, Sub Umbra Floreo, meanin A Flourish in the Shade, is written in the lawer pairt o the coat-o-airms.


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The banner is ryal blue, wi a white disc at the centre conteenin the Naitional Coat o Airms held bi a white an a black man surroondit bi fifty mahogany leaves. The banner is bund at tap an bottom bi twa reid stripes.

The colours on the banner is respectively thaim o the kintra's naitional pairties, the Fowk Unitit Pairty (PUP) an Unitit Democratic Pairty (Belize) (UDP). The UDP, established in 1973, haed objectit tae the oreeginal blue an white design, thae twa colour bein the PUP's representative colours. The twa reid stripe at the tap an bottom wur addit tae the oreeginal design at unthirldom. The coat o airms wis grantit in 1907. Red stripes is addit tae denote the colour o the opposition pairty. Blue is the pairty colour o the PUP (Fowk's United Pairty. The 50 leafs mynd o 1950, the year PUP came tae pouer.


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The banner o Belize is unique in that it conteens twal colours, three mair nor on ony ither naitional banner.[1] It is the anerlie kintra tae hae human beins depictit on its naitional banner, tho the banners o Breetish dependencies Montserrat an the Virgin Islands depict humans an aa.

Ither banners

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Banner o Breetish Honduras 1919-1981, (a seemilar banner wis uised frae 1870-1919)
This unoffeecial ceevil banner o Belize 1950-1981 wis the basis for the current naitional banner
The banner o the govrenor o Breetish Honduras afore 1981 wis this banner wi the coat-o-airms in the centre
Banner o the Govrenor-General o Belize 1981-present

See an aa

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Coat o airms o Belize


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  1. Belize Flag - Flags of Belize (http://www.belize.com/belize-flag.html Archived 2010-01-04 at the Wayback Machine)

Freemit airtins

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