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
Coat of arms of Ecuador.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Ecuador
Adopted31 October 1900

Official descriptionEdit

Ecuadorian law describes the arms as follows:[1]

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.

HistoryEdit

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
1534-1820 1820 1821–1830 1830–1835 1835–1843 1843–1845 1845–1860 1860–1900 1900–present

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