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VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT BELIZE- belizepropertycenter.com

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The origin of the name Belize is a little muddy, kind of like the Belize River after a rainstorm! The Mayan word for "muddy water" is belix so Belize may have been derived from it. Or, perhaps a swashbuckling buccaneer, named Peter Wallace, deserves credit for Belize's name. Legend has it that Wallace, who settled in Belize in 1638, was initially pronounced as "Vallis" (as there is no "W" in Spanish) which became further corrupted into Balis or Belize. Our favourite theory combines the Spanish words Bella Isla (Beautiful Island) into the name Belize.  National Flag:  The shield of the Coat of Arms is divided into three sections by a vertical line and an inverted V.The base section represents a ship in full sail on waves of the sea. The two upper sections show tools of the timber industry in Belize: a paddle and a squaring axe in the right section and a saw



Supporting the shield are two woodcutters, the one on the right holding a beating axe over his …