Royal Arms of Cambodia

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Royal Arms of Cambodia
ព្រះសិង្ហា
Coat of arms of Cambodia.svg
Details
Armiger Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
Adopted 1993
Crest In place of a crest, the Royal Crown of Cambodia with rays of light emitting from it
Escutcheon A 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
Supporters Two creatures: a Gajasingha and a Singha, they are holding two five-tiered royal umbrellas
Compartment A ribbon with the motto in Khmer script
Motto Preah Chao Krung Kampuchea
"King of the Kingdom of Cambodia"
Orders Royal Order of Cambodia

The royal coat of arms of the Kingdom 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.

Description[edit]

Depicted on the coat of arms are two animals which are a gajasingha (a lion with an elephant trunk) on the left, and a rajasingha (a royal lion), on the right. Supported by the animals are two royal five-tiered umbrellas representing the King and the Queen.[1] In between is a royal crown with a shining diamond at its top. On a light blue field beneath the Crown are an Unalome sign (Khmer-Thai version of the Aum symbol) atop a sacred sword, which rests on two stacked phan (pedestalled platters).

The Khmer language phrase on the banner beneath the royal arms translates to: Preah Chau (royal or auspicious ruler) - Krong (area, or in this case, kingdom) - Kampuchea (Cambodia): "Ruler of the Kingdom of Cambodia".

History[edit]

The royal arms were discontinued with the overthow 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
Coat of arms of Cambodia, 1935.jpg Kingdom of Cambodia (lesser version) 1935–1970
Coat of arms of The Khmer Republic.jpg The Khmer Republic 1970–1975
Emblem of Democratic Kampuchea 1975–1979.svg Democratic Kampuchea 1975–1979
Emblem PR Kampuchea 1979-1989.svg People's Republic of Kampuchea 1979–1989
Coat of arms of Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea.jpg Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea
Coat of arms of State of Cambodia.svg State of Cambodia 1989–1991
Emblem of Cambodia UNTAC.svg United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992–1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (2014), Official Website 

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