Coat of arms of Bogotá
|Coat of arms of Bogotá|
Modern version in use
|Armiger||The City and Capital District of Bogotá.|
|Adopted||December 3, 1548|
|Escutcheon||Or, a bordure azure nine pomegranates in orle Or, an eagle displayed sable crowned Or holding in its talons pomegranates gules.|
|Use||Emblem and official documents.|
It continued to serve unofficially as the emblem of the city, but it was formally adopted as the coat of arms for the city of Bogotá by Accord 31 of 1932.
Design and meaning
The coat of arms contains in the middle of the shield an imposing Imperial Eagle all in sable in a field of Or. The eagle is an imperial symbol, granted by Charles V and it holds in each claw a pomegranate in gules, symbol of New Granada.
Its border is azure with nine golden pomegranates, which represent the states that in that day formed the New Kingdom of Granada.