Coat of arms of Grenada

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Coat of arms of Grenada
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Armiger Elizabeth II, Queen of Grenada
Adopted 1974
Crest On a golden helmet affronty, lambrequined Gules, seven red roses surrounded with a garland of Bougainvillea-flowers.
Torse Argent and Gules
Escutcheon Quarterly, a cross Or, 1&4: Gules, a lion passant guardant Or, 2&4: Vert, a crescent and a lily Or; and in nombril point a picture of the Santa Maria.
Supporters An armadillo on the dexter, supporting a stalk of maize, and a pigeon on the sinister, supporting a banana tree, all proper
Compartment Mount St. Catherine and the Grand Étang, all proper
Motto Ever Conscious of God, We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People
Orders None
Other elements None

The official coat of arms of Grenada is a shield divided into four parts by a golden cross. In the centre of this cross is the Santa Maria, Columbus' flagship.[1] A British lion on a red field is shown in the upper left and lower right sections of the shield, with a golden crescent moon out of which a lily growsin the upper right and lower left sections. Above the shield there is a golden crown, topped with a garland of Bougainvillea branches. Within the garland are seven red roses, which stand for the seven communities of Grenada. Holding the sign are an armadillo which stands before a corn stalk; on the other side a Grenada Dove, which stands before a banana plant. The base represents grassland mountains and Grenada's Grand Etang Lake. A ribbon displays the national motto: "Ever conscious of God we aspire, build and advance as one people."

The coat of arms was adopted by the island nation in 1974 following independence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coat of Arms". Government of Grenada. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 

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