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Belize National Anthem

Belize National Anthem
Land of the Free

Lyrics

O. Land of the Free by the Carib Sea,
Our manhood we pledge to thy liberty!
No tyrants here linger, despots must flee
This tranquil haven of democracy
The blood of our sires which hallows the sod,
Brought freedom from slavery oppression’s rod,
By the might of truth and the grace of God,
No longer shall we be hewers of wood.

Arise! ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants, let despots flee –
Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!

Nature has blessed thee with wealth untold,
O’er mountains and valleys where prairies roll;
Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold
Drove back the invader; this heritage hold
From proud Rio Hondo to old Sarstoon,
Through coral isle, over blue lagoon;
Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon;
For freedom comes tomorrow’s noon.

Arise! ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
Put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants, let despots flee –
Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!

Flag History

Belize, originally known as British Honduras adopted her flag in 1981. The blue field is symbolic of the color of the PUP. Red stripes were added across the top and bottom to denote the color of the opposition party. The coat of arms, placed in the center of the flag, were granted in 1907 and include 50 leaves which recall 1950, the year the People’s United Party(PUP) came to power.

Geographic Coordinates:17 15 N, 88 45 W
Currency: Belize dollar (BZD)
Calling Code +501
Life Expectancy 68.23 years

Governor General:Sir Colville Norbert Young
Prime Minister:Dean Oliver Barrow
Capital city:Belmopan
Languages:English 62.9% (official), Spanish 56.6%, Creole 44.6%, Maya 10.5%, German 3.2%, Garifuna 2.9%, other 1.8%, unknown 0.3%, none 0.2% (cannot speak) note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2010 est.)
Government
National statistics office
Population:366,954 (2016)
Area:22,810 (2016)
GDP per capital:4,811 (2016)
GDP, billion current US$:1.8 (2016)
GINI index:53.26 (1999)
Ease of Doing Business rank:112 (2016)

GDP based on PPP 3.23 billion international dollars IMF
Real GDP growth 2.5 % IMF
GDP per capita 4,699 US dollars IMF
GDP per capita based on PPP 8,341 international dollars IMF
Inflation rate 1.8 % IMF
Unemployment rate 10.1 % IMF
Current account balance -0.1 billion US dollars IMF
Current account balance as a share of GDP -8 % IMF
Government gross debt as a share of GDP 95.3 % IMF
Poverty rate 13.9 %

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