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Civic heraldry of Gabon


Province : Haut-Ogooué

Arms (crest) of Franceville

Official blazon


The border is canting since it shows the French national colours. The Portuguese explorer Savorgnan De Brazza assembled a fleet here before he set off to explore the great Congo River, that event is recalled by the flag from his arms and the anchor. The black colour symbolises Africa.

Literature : scan from stamps; Muhlemann, 1986

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