Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea

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Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea
Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Armiger Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Adopted 21 August 1979
Crest Six gold six-pointed stars, which represent the mainland and the islands
Torse None
Blazon Argent, a Silk cotton tree proper
Supporters None
Compartment None
Motto Unidad, Paz, Justicia
(Spanish: "Unity, Peace, Justice")
Orders None

The national coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea was adopted on 21 August 1979.

This coat of arms shows a grey shield, which contains a tree. This tree is a silk cotton tree, or so-called "God tree". This is where the first treaty was signed between Portugal and the local ruler. Over the shield, there are six six-pointed stars. They stand for the mainland and the five main islands.

Motto

Underneath the shield is the national motto of Equatorial Guinea, Unidad, Paz, Justicia ("Unity, Peace, Justice"). The motto was adopted in 1968. During the dictatorship of Francisco Nguema (1972–79) the arms and motto were changed,[1] a combination of different tools and swords with a cock over all, and motto on two stripes, in the middle of the arms Trabajo (work), and below Unidad, Paz, Justicia, but the original 1968 coat of arms' motto was restored afterward.

Historical coats of arms

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gq_1973.html#nguema
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