National emblem of Cape Verde

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National Emblem of Cape Verde
Coat of arms of Cape Verde.svg
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Armiger Republic of Cape Verde
Adopted 1992
Escutcheon The national emblem of Cape Verde contains a circle within which is written the name of the nation in Portuguese; also in this circle are a torch and triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. The circle is ringed with ten stars, that represent the islands of Cape Verde, and is similar to the symbolism on the flag of Cape Verde. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness; three chain links are at the bottom.
Motto República de Cabo Verde
"Republic of Cape Verde"

The national emblem of Cape Verde contains a circle within which is written the name of the nation in Portuguese; also in this circle are a torch and triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. The circle is ringed with ten stars, that represent the islands of Cape Verde, and is similar to the symbolism on the flag of Cape Verde. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness; three chain links are at the bottom.

This emblem replaces the earlier variant with the seashell that had been in use since independence.

Historical coats of arms[edit]