Coat of arms of Somalia

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Coat of arms of Somalia
Coat of arms of Somalia.svg
Armiger Federal Republic of Somalia
Adopted 10 October 1956
Crest Battlements "in the Moorish style" (A crown or)
Escutcheon Azure a mullet argent of five points (Flag of Somalia); a bordure Or
Supporters Two leopards rampant
Compartment A ribbon wrapped around two crossed lances over two crossed palm fronds

The coat of arms of Somalia were adopted on October 10, 1956. The leopards which support the shield and the white star were also found on the coat of arms used in Italian Somaliland. Formerly, the arms of Somalia from June 8, 1919 featured a shield divided horizontally by a wavy white line (Smith, 1980). The top half of the shield was blue, with a leopard in natural color surmounted by a white five-pointed star.

Historical coats of arms

External links

  • Somalia at Flags of the World
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