Emblem of Ethiopia
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|Emblem of Ethiopia|
|Armiger||Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia|
|Adopted||1996 (Updated in October 31 1996)|
|Escutcheon||Azure, a pentagram with five rays of light or.|
The Emblem of Ethiopia has been in its current form since 1996. It contains a yellow interlaced pentagram radiating rays of light on a blue shield. Today, the pentagram stands for the unity of the people and the nationality of Ethiopia. The Emblem appears in the centre of the flag of Ethiopia.
Prior to 1975, the coat of arms of the Ethiopian Empire was used.
Coat of arms of the Ethiopian Empire
Emblem of the Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia
Emblem of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Emblem of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia
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