Coat of arms of Paraguay

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Coat of arms of Paraguay
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg
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Coat of arms of Paraguay (reverse).svg
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Armiger Republic of Paraguay
Adopted 1820
Escutcheon A round white background with the yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a palm branch to the left and an olive branch to the right both tied together surrounded by the Name of the State.

A golden lion in front of the staff and the Phrygian cap with the National Motto.
Motto REPÚBLICA DEL PARAGUAY
"REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY"

PAZ Y JUSTICIA
"PEACE AND JUSTICE"

The national coat of arms of Paraguay ("Escudo de Armas") has the following construction:

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The obverse of the arms features a round white background with the yellow five-pointed star surrounded by a palm branch to the left and an olive branch to the right both tied together surrounded by the Name of the State: "REPÚBLICA DEL PARAGUAY" (In Spanish for, "REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY").

The reverse of the arms features a golden lion in front of the staff and the Phrygian cap with the National Motto: "PAZ Y JUSTICIA" (In Spanish for, "PEACE AND JUSTICE").

While probably most prominent on the reverse of the national flag, the reverse of the seal is also used by the Supreme Court of Paraguay, and is featured alongside the obverse on banknotes of the national currency, the guaraní.

The first design of the coat of arms dates to the year 1820, from the time of the dictatorship of Francia.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster's Atlas". Retrieved February 14, 2012. Under the dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1814-40) the French colors were adopted for the flag. The coat of arms (a golden star surrounded by a wreath) is on the obverse side, but the seal of the treasury (a lion, staff, and liberty cap, with the motto "Peace and Justice") is on the reverse; the flag is unique in this respect. 

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