Coat o airms o Cuba

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Coat o Airms o Cuba

The Cuban Coat o Arms is the offeecial heraldic seembol o Cuba. It consists o a shield, in front o a Fasces crouned bi the Phrygian Cap, aw supported bi an aik brainch on ane side an a laurel wreath on the ither. The coat o airms wis creatit bi Miguel Teurbe Tolón[1] an wis adoptit on Aprile 24, 1906.

Shield[eedit | eedit soorce]

The shield is dividit intae three pairts:

In the chief, a key chairgin a blue sea atween twa rocks, seembolizing Cuba’s geographical poseetion atween Florida an the Yucatán Peninsula. A bricht risin sun in the backgrund seembolizes the risin o the new republic.

Supporters[eedit | eedit soorce]

The shield is supportit bi an aik branch on ane side an a laurel wreath on the ither. The aik branch seembolizes the strenth o the naition; an the laurel wreath: honour an glory. These seembols wur meant tae represent the richts o man: Equality, Liberty and Fraternity.

Helm/crest[eedit | eedit soorce]

A Phrygian Cap (Gorro Frigio) or liberty cap is locatit at the tap, as a croun seembolisin liberty, wi a sole starn on it staundin for unthrildom.

Offeecial description[eedit | eedit soorce]

"The Naitional coat o airms represents oor island. It is shapit lik a pointit leather shield, an dividit intae three sections. In its horizontal upper pairt, thare is a gowden key atween twa muntains, an a sun risin ower the sea - whilk seembolizes the poseetion o Cuba in the Gulf, atween the twa Americas, amid the emergence o a new state. The blue an white stripes, doun the left haund side, represent the situation o the island, in terms o its diveesion intae states, in the colonial period. Doun the richt haund side, a Cuban kintra scene is dominatit bi a ryal palm.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "El Escudo Cubano". Retrieved July 7, 2005. 

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