Coat o airms o Niger

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The coat o airms o Niger shows a fower-pairt flag drapin in the naitional colors orange, white, an green. In the middle, the state seal is arranged. On a white or gold shield the fower golden seembols are shown. In the middle, there is a sun, tae the left there is a vertical spear wi twa crossed Tuareg swords, tae the richt are three pearl millet heids an unnerneath is the frontal view o a zebu heid. Unner the coat o arms, there is a ribbon bearin the name o the kintra in French: Republique du Niger. While the constitution o Niger stipulates the color o the seembols upon the shield, there is nae uniformity on the color 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 gold emblems. The wabsteid o the Preses o Niger uises gold or yellow wi daurk gold or black emblems. The Naitional Assembly o Niger meets belaw a lairge coat o airms wi the shield coloured gold an the emblems in a daurker gold.[2][3]

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

There hae been several meanings proposed for the colours o the Nigerien naition, but there is nae constitutional reference tae these meanings. Commonly, these meanings are described as

  • Orange: staunds for the Sahara Desert on the northren border o the kintra.
  • Green: staunds for the grass plains in the sooth an wast, which the Niger River flows through.
  • White: staunds for hope. 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 and images of the Assembly chamber at The official site of the National Assembly.
  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), and the website of the Presidency of Niger Symboles du Niger, (consulted 2008-07-25).

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