Coat o airms o Niger

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The coat o airms o Niger shows a fower-pairt banner drapin in the naitional colors orange, white, an green. In the middle, the state seal is arranged. On a white or gowd shield the fower golden seembols are shawn. In the middle, thare is a sun, tae the left thare is a vertical spear wi twa crossed Tuareg swuirds, tae the richt are three pearl millet heids an unnerneath is the frontal view o a zebu heid. Unner the coat o arms, thare is a ribbon bearin the name o the kintra in French: Republique du Niger. While the constitution o Niger stipulates the colour o the seembols upon the shield, thare is nae uniformity on the colour o the shield. The 1999 Constitution reproduces the text o earlier constitutions, makin a distinction atween the Seal o State (Le Sceau de l'État) for which nae shield colour is stipulatit an the Coat o Airms o the Republic (Les Armoiries de la République) for which Sinople is stipulatit as the shield colour.[1] Sinople is analogous tae Vert (Green) in heraldry, but offeecial biggins an documents dae no display green shields. Embassies an offeecial documents uise white, wi gowd emblems. The wabsteid o the Preses o Niger uises gowd or yellae wi daurk gowd or black emblems. The Naitional Assembly o Niger meets belaw a lairge coat o airms wi the shield coloured gowd an the emblems in a daurker gowd.[2][3]

Meanin o the colors an seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare hae been several meanings proposed for the colours o the Nigerien naition, but thare is nae constitutional reference tae these meanings. Commonly, these meanings are describit as

  • Orange: staunds for the Sahara Desert on the northren border o the kintra.
  • Green: staunds for the gress plains in the sooth an wast, which the Niger River flows throu.
  • White: staunds for howp. For the Niger State it additionally seembolizes the Savanna region.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Constitution de la République du Niger, Adoptée le 18 juillet 1999 et promulguée par le décret n°99-320/PCRN du 9 août 1999. Titre premier : De l’État et de la souveraineté. Article premier (First Section, First Article)
  2. See description and images at The Presidency of Niger Archived 2007-10-30 at the Wayback Machine and images of the Assembly chamber at The official site of the National Assembly Archived 2007-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. see Article 1 of the first section of the 1999 constitution: Constitution Du Niger Du 18 Juillet 1999 (Promulguée par décret N° 99-320 / PCRN du 09 Août 1999) Archived 2008-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, and the website of the Presidency of Niger Symboles du Niger Archived 2007-10-30 at the Wayback Machine, (consulted 2008-07-25).

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