Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo
The coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo has a shield with a rampant red lion holding a torch. The background color of the shield is gold with a green, wavy, horizontal stripe along the middle. A golden crown sits above the shield. Two large African elephants support the shield. A banner with the national motto "Unité Travail Progrès" ("Unity, Work, Progress" translated from "La Congolaise") is draped from a bar supporting the elephants. The arms were adopted in 1960 and readopted in 1991 after having been replaced with a simpler, unheraldic symbol during the People's Republic of the Congo era from 1970–1991.
|Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo|
|Armiger||Republic of the Congo|
|Crest||A special forest crown. On the circle or of the forest crown: "République du Congo" in letters gules upon a scroll or.|
|Blazon||Or, a fess wavy Vert, a lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Vert, overall, maintaining a torch Sable flamed Gules.|
|Supporters||Two elephants sable tusked or, issuing from the flanks of the shield|
|Compartment||A tree trunk gules|
|Motto||Unité, Travail, Progrès |
"Unity, Work, Progress"
The coat of arms is described as follows:
- Or, a fess wavy vert, a lion gules, armed and langued vert, overall, maintaining a torch sable flamed gules.
- A special forest crown.
- The shield is supported by two elephants sable tusked or, issuing from the flanks of the shield and sustained on a tree trunk gules.
- On the circle or of the forest crown: "République du Congo" in letters gules upon a scroll or.
- Motto "Unité-Travail-Progrès" in letters gules upon a scroll or.