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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Belize.
Who wrote the Belizean national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Belize officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Belize is "Land of the Free".
Belize's anthem lyrics were written by Samuel Alfred HAYNES and the music was written by Selwyn Walford YOUNG.
Adopted 1981; As A Commonwealth Country, In Addition To The National Anthem, "God Save The Queen" Serves As The Royal Anthem .
 
National anthem of Belize free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Belize's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Belize national anthem on Youtube
 
Belizean anthem lyrics (Official English)
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.
Refrain:
 
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.
 
(Refrain)
 
You can find more information about Belizean anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Belizean national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Belize
Belizean national symbol: Baird's tapir (a large, browsing, forest-dwelling mammal); keel-billed toucan.

Belize flag

Conventional short form country name: Belize.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Former name of Belize: British Honduras.
 
Belize Government Type: parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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