Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe

The coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe consists of a red-footed falcon on the left and a grey parrot on the right holding a coat of arms with a palm in its center. The coat of arms is surmounted by a blue star. Above, there is a band that states the name of the country. At the base of the arms the national motto, "Unity, discipline, work" is inscribed.

Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe
Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe.svg
ArmigerDemocratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
CrestA Mullet of five points Azure
TorseVert and Azure
BlazonOr, a Palmtree eradicated proper.
SupportersTo the dexter, a red-footed falcon, and to the sinister a grey parrot, both proper
MottoUnidade, Disciplina, Trabalho
(Portuguese: "Unity, Discipline, Work")

Historical coat of armsEdit

In 1935, the Portuguese colonies were officially assigned coats of arms that followed a standard design pattern.[2]


  1. ^ "Portaria 8098: Aprova as ordenações das armas das colónias que, nos termos da Constituïção e do Acto Colonial, formam o Império Colonial Português", Diário do Govêrno n.º 104/1935, Série I de 1935-05-08, 597-599 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ published in the Diário do Govêrno[1]