Coat of arms of Ecuador
The coat of arms of Ecuador (Spanish: Escudo de armas del Ecuador) in its current form was established in 1900 based on an older version of 1845.
|Coat of arms of Ecuador|
|Armiger||Republic of Ecuador|
|Adopted||31 October 1900|
Ecuadorian law describes the arms as follows:
The Arms of Ecuador shall be an oval shield containing inside, in the upper part the sun with the part of the Zodiac where one finds the signs corresponding to the memorable months of March, April, May and June; in the lower part, to the right shall be represented the historical mountain Chimborazo, wherefrom shall start a river, and where it appears most abundant shall be a steamship, having for a mast a caduceus, as a symbol of navigation and commerce. The shield shall rest on a bundle of consular beams, a symbol of the republican dignity. It shall be adorned on the outside with national flags and branches of palm and laurel, and surmounted by a condor with wings displayed.
The shield was introduced after the victory of the liberal revolution of 1845, but then flanked by white-blue-white flags; which were then replaced in the reintroduction of the Tricolor flags. The coat of arms in its current form was approved by congress on October 31, 1900.
|Colonial Ecuador period||Free Province of Guayaquil||Gran Colombia||Ecuador||Ecuador||Ecuador||Ecuador||Ecuador||Ecuador|
- Coat of Arms description on the Ecuadorian Government's Webpage (in Spanish)
- Ecuadorian historian's Webpage (in Spanish)