Emblem of Uzbekistan

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Emblem of Uzbekistan
Coat of Arms of Uzbekistan.svg
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Armiger Republic of Uzbekistan
Adopted 2 July 1992
Crest Azure Rub el Hizb with a crescent and star
Supporters Cotton and Wheat

The state emblem of Uzbekistan was adopted on July 2, 1992. It is similar to the emblem of the previous Uzbek SSR. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one. Prior to 1992, Uzbekistan had an emblem similar to all other Soviet Republics.

The emblem is in the form of a circle and mainly bears the national colors blue, white, and green. On the left there is a cotton plant and to the right wheat borders the coat of arms, cotton and wheat are the two major agricultural products of the country.

It is surmounted by the star of Rub El Hizb (۞), a symbol of Islam, which a majority of Uzbeks profess.

In the middle, a khumo, symbol of happiness and love of freedom, beats its wings. In the background a birdseye view of Uzbekistan is painted. The rising sun over the mountains with its sun rays rounds off the image.

The two rivers behind the bird, leading to the mountains, symbolize the Amu Darya and Syr Darya.

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