Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea

The national coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea (escudo de Guinea Ecuatorial) was adopted on 21 August 1979.

Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea
Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
Adopted21 August 1979
CrestSix gold six-pointed stars, which represent the mainland and the islands
TorseNone
BlazonArgent, a Silk cotton tree proper
SupportersNone
CompartmentNone
MottoUnidad, Paz, Justicia
(Spanish: "Unity, Peace, Justice")
Order(s)None

This coat of arms shows a grey shield, which contains a silk cotton tree. This represents the location where the first treaty was signed between Portugal and the local ruler. Over the shield, there is 6 six-pointed stars, representing the mainland and the five main islands.

MottoEdit

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 overall, 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 armsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Equatorial Guinea (1973 - 1979)".