Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo

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Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo
Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo.svg
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Armiger Republic of the Congo
Adopted 1991 (1960)
Crest A crown of golden twigs bearing the legend RÉPUBLIQUE DU CONGO
Escutcheon Or, a fess wavy vert; overall a lion rampant Gules armed and langued vert bearing a torch sable with a flame gules.
Supporters Two African elephants at bay addorsed Sable
Compartment A bar gules
Motto Unité, Travail, Progrès
"Unity, Work, Progress"

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 yellow with a green wavy stripe in 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.

Emblem of the People's Republic of the Congo 1970–1991

The arms were adopted in 1960 and readopted in 1991 after having been replaced with a simpler, unheraldic symbol from 1970–1991.