Coat of arms of Cambodia

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The royal arms of Cambodia is the symbol of the Cambodian monarchy. They have existed in some form close to the one depicted since the establishment of the independent Kingdom of Cambodia in 1953. It is the symbol on the royal standard of the reigning monarch of Cambodia, currently King Norodom Sihamoni.

Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Cambodia
ArmigerNorodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
Adopted1953 (original)[1]
CrestIn place of a crest, the Royal Crown of Cambodia Or emitting rays of light Or
BlazonA sword fesswise Or atop two ceremonial bowls also Or, in chief a representation of the Sacred Aum Or and in base a laurel wreath proper and a representation of the Royal Order of Cambodia also proper
SupportersTwo creatures: a Gajasingha and a Singha, both Or, holding two five-tiered royal umbrellas, also Or
CompartmentA ribbon Azure with the motto Argent in Khmer script
Preăhchau Krŏng Kâmpŭchéa
("Ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia")
Order(s)Royal Order of Cambodia


A light blue shield with an Unalome Sign, the Khmer Version of the Aum Symbol, on top of the sword is placed on two ceremonial pedestalled platters (phan) and the laurel wreath superimposed on the Royal Order of Cambodia on the bottom. The shield is placed on the white mantle with golden fringes and the golden decorations on the bottom and was surmounted by the Royal Crown with the shining diamond emanating from the rays of light at the top of the crown. The shield is supported by the two royal animals are the Gajasingha (the lion with an elephant trunk) to the left and the Rajasingha (the royal lion) to the right holding two royal five-tiered umbrellas (one on each side) standing on the blue ribbon with the words: "ព្រះចៅក្រុងកម្ពុជា" (In Khmer, "Ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia").

The two royal animals of the gajasingha and the rajasingha holding two royal five-tiered umbrellas representing the King and the Queen.[2]

The Khmer-language phrase ព្រះចៅក្រុងកម្ពុជា on the banner beneath the royal arms translates to: preăh chau (royal or auspicious ruler) - krŏng (area, or in this case, kingdom) - Kămpŭchéa (Cambodia): "Ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia".


The royal arms were discontinued with the overthrow of the monarchy in the Republican Era (1970–1975). They were restored for official use in 1993 with the reinstatement of the monarchy under HM Norodom Sihanouk.

Other arms were used during succeeding periods: Democratic Kampuchea (i.e., Khmer Rouge era: 1975-1979), the People's Republic of Kampuchea (1979–1989), and the State of Cambodia (1989–1993).

Image State In use
  Kingdom of Cambodia (lesser version) 1860[3]–1970
  Khmer Republic 1970–1975
  Democratic Kampuchea 1976–1982
  Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea 1982–1992
  People's Republic of Kampuchea 1979–1981
  People's Republic of Kampuchea 1981–1989
  State of Cambodia 1989–1992
  United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992–1993
  Kingdom of Cambodia 1953–1970[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Ceylon. Pergamon World Atlas. – David Rumsey Historical Map Collection".
  2. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (2014), Official Website, archived from the original on 27 June 2014
  3. ^