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Heraldry of the World is a private website which is devoted '''only''' to civic heraldry, i.e. coats of arms of cities, states, municipalities, countries etc. It also includes an attempt to make a complete catalogue of heraldic (paper based) collector's items, again with the main focus on civic heraldry.  
 
Heraldry of the World is a private website which is devoted '''only''' to civic heraldry, i.e. coats of arms of cities, states, municipalities, countries etc. It also includes an attempt to make a complete catalogue of heraldic (paper based) collector's items, again with the main focus on civic heraldry.  
  
The wiki-part of the site contains at present '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]]''' pages and '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFFILES}}]]''' [[:Category:Thumbnails|images]], the total site has over 50.000 pages. There have been '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}]]''' pageviews since June 2010.
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Please don't ask me about family crests, to learn about coats of arms for surnames, please visit [http://coadb.com coadb.com]. They will help you.
  
The site was created in 1996 as Nederlandse Gemeentewapens (Dutch civic arms, hence the domain name www.ngw.nl) and went global in 1999 as International Civic Arms, since 2010 it is known as Heraldry of the World. It is by far the largest collection of civic coats of arms ever published and still growing.  
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The wiki contains at present '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]]''' pages and '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFFILES}}]]''' [[:Category:Thumbnails|images]].  
  
Although as much information on the arms as possible will be included, like pictures, meaning and history, often there is just a picture, not a description of the arms, nor a history. Any additional information thus is welcome ! All information is taken from public sources (books, internet) and the sources are always mentioned and credited. Most pictures are scans from books, with the exception of the Dutch civic arms, where all the pictures are made by myself.
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[[File:country.jpg|450 px|link=Heraldry by country]][[File:collitems.jpg|450 px|link=Heraldic collector's items catalogue]]<br>[[File:religion.jpg|450 px|link=Religious or Ecclesiastical heraldry]][[File:education.jpg|450 px|link=Category:Educational_heraldry]]<br>
==Countries==
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[[File:military.jpg|450 px|link=Military heraldry]]
Arms of countries, areas or provinces that do not exist anymore, are placed under the country in which the area is situated at this moment. For example, cities, which were granted arms during the Russian Empire, are now under the individual countries. Similarly, towns in the former German provinces of Prussia and Posen are placed under Poland, the South African Colonies and Homelands are under South Africa and Dutch East Indies are under Indonesia.
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[[File:institutional.jpg|225 px|link=Institutional heraldry]]
 
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[[File:personal.jpg|225 px|link=Register of personal arms]]
Present and former colonies and (semi-independent) overseas territories that do not form a single present country are listed under the parent country, except for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is listed separately.
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'''<u>Largest collections</u>'''
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{|width="100%" cellspacing="0" border="0"
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|width="25%" valign="top"|over 10.000 arms
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*[[File:germany.jpg|70 px]][[Germany]]
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|width="25%" valign="top"|Over 5000
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*[[File:france.jpg|70 px]][[France]]
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|width="25%" valign="top"|Over 3000
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*[[File:czechnat.png|60 px]][[Czech Republic]]
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*[[File:slovakia.jpg|60 px]][[Slovakia]]
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*[[File:spain.jpg|60 px]][[Spain]]
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*[[File:Switzerland.jpg|60 px]][[Switzerland]]
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|width="25%" valign="top"|Over 2000
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*[[File:austria.jpg|40 px]][[Austria]]
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*[[File:netherlands.gif|40 px]][[Netherlands]]
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*[[File:portugal.jpg|40 px]][[Portugal]]
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*[[File:hungary.jpg|40 px]][[Hungary]]
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|}
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'''<u>All countries</u>'''
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|width="25%" valign="top"|
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*[[Afghanistan]]
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*[[Albania]]
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*[[Algeria]]
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*[[Andorra]]
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*[[Angola]]
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*[[Antigua and Barbuda]]
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*[[Argentina]]
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*[[Armenia]]
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*[[Aruba]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/aus/aus.htm Australia]
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**[[Christmas Island]]
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**[[Cocos (Keeling) Islands]]
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**[[Norfolk Island]]
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*[[Austria]]
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*[[Austro-Hungarian Empire]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/oveur/azerbaid.htm Azerbaidjan]
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*[[Bahamas]]
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*[[Bahrain]]
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*[[Bangladesh]]
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*[[Barbados]]
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*[[Belarus]]
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*[[Belgium]]
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**[[Ruanda-Urundi]]
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*[[Belize]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/benin.htm Benin]
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*[[Bhutan]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/bol/bolivia.htm Bolivia]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/bos/bosnia.htm Bosnia-Herzegovina]
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*[[Botswana]]
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*[[Brazil]]
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*[[Brunei]]
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*[[Bulgaria]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/burkina.htm Burkina Faso]
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*[[Burundi]]
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*[[Cambodia]]
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*[[Cameroon]]
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*[[Canada]]
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*[[Cape Verde]]
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*[[Central African Republic]]
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*[[Chad]]
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*[[Chile]]
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*[[China]]
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**[[Hong Kong]]
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**[[Macau]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/col/colombia.htm Colombia]
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*[[Comoros]]
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*[[Congo (Brazzaville)]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/zaire.htm Congo (former Zaire)]
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*[[Cook Islands]]
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*[[Costa Rica]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/cro/croatia.htm Croatia]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/car/cuba.htm Cuba]
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*[[Curaçao]]
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*[[Cyprus]]
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*[[Czech Republic]]
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*[[Denmark]]
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**[[Føroyar]]
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**[[Greenland]]
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*[[Djibouti]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/car/dominica.htm Dominica] 
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*[[Dominican Republic]]
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*[[East Timor]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/ecu/ecuador.htm Ecuador]
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*[[Egypt]]
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*[[El Salvador]]
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*[[Equatorial Guinea]]
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*[[Eritrea]]
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*[[Estonia]]
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*[[Ethiopia]]
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*[[Fiji]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/fin/finland.htm Finland]
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*[[France]]
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**[[French Antarctic Territory]]
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**[[French Guyana]]
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**[[French Polynesia]]
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**[[Guadeloupe]]
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**[[Martinique]]
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**[[Mayotte]]
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**[[New Caledonia]]
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**[[Réunion]]
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**[[Saint Pierre et Miquelon]]
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**[[Wallis et Futuna]]
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*[[Gabon]]
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*[[Gambia]]
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*[[Georgia]]
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*[[Germany]]
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*[[Ghana]]
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*[[Greece]]
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*[[Grenada]]
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*[[Guatemala]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/guibis.htm Guinea Bissau]       
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/guinee.htm Guinee]
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*[[Guyana]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/car/haiti.htm Haiti]
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*[[Honduras]]
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*[[Hungary]]
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*[[Iceland]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/india/india.htm India]
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*[[Indonesia]]
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*[[Iran]]
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*[[Iraq]]
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*[[Ireland]]
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*[[Israel]]
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*[[Italy]]
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**[[Italian East Africa]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/ivory.htm Ivory Coast] 
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*[[Jamaica]]
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*[[Japan]]
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*[[Jordan]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/kazach.htm Kazakhstan]
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*[[Kenya]]
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*[[Kiribati]]
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*[[Kuwait]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/kyrgyzstan.htm Kyrgyzstan]
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*[[Laos]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/lat/latvia.htm Latvia]
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*[[Lebanon]]
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*[[Lesotho]]
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*[[Liberia]]
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*[[Libya]]
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*[[Liechtenstein]]
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*[[Lithuania]]
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*[[Luxembourg]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/oveur/mac/mac.htm Macedonia]
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*[[Madagascar]]
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*[[Malawi]]
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*[[Malaysia]]
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*[[Maldives]]
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*[[Mali]]
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*[[Malta]]
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*[[Marshall islands]]
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*[[Mauritania]]
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*[[Mauritius]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/mex/mexico.htm Mexico]
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*[[Micronesia]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/oveur/md/moldova.htm Moldova]
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*[[Monaco]]
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*[[Mongolia]]
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*[[Montenegro]]
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*[[Morocco]]   
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*[[Mozambique]]
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*[[Myanmar]]
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*[[Namibia]]
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*[[Nauru]]
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*[[Nepal]]
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*[[Netherlands]]
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**[[Netherlands Antilles]]
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*[[New Zealand]]
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**[[Tokelau]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/cam/nicaragu.htm Nicaragua]
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*[[Niger]]   
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*[[Nigeria]] 
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*[[Niue]]
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*[[North Korea]]
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*[[Norway]]
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*[[Oman]]
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*[[Pakistan]]
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*[[Palau]]
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*[[Panama]]
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*[[Papua New Guinea]]
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*[[Paraguay]]   
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/peru/peru.htm Peru]
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*[[Philippines]]
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*[[Poland]]
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*[[Portugal]]
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**[[Portuguese India]]
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*[[Qatar]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/rom/romania.htm Romania]
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*[[Russia]]
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*[[Rwanda]] 
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*[[Samoa]]
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*[[San Marino]]
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*[[São Tomé e Príncipe]]
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*[[Saudi Arabia]]
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*[[Senegal]]
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*[[Serbia]]
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*[[Seychelles]]
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*[[Sierra Leone]]
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*[[Singapore]]
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*[[Slovakia]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/slv/slovenia.htm Slovenia]
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*[[Solomon Islands]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/somalia.htm Somalia]
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*[[South Africa]]
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*[[South Korea]]
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*[[South Sudan]]
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*[[Spain]]
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**[[Spanish West Africa]]
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*[[Sri Lanka]]
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*[[Saint Kitts and Nevis|St. Kitts and Nevis]]
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*[[Saint Lucia|St. Lucia]]
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*[[Sint Maarten]]
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*[[Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|St. Vincent]]
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*[[Sudan]]
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*[[Suriname]]
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*[[Swaziland]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/zwe/sweden.htm Sweden]
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*[[Switzerland]]
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*[[Syria]]
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*[[Taiwan]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/tajikistan.htm Tajikistan]
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*[[Tanzania]]
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*[[Thailand]]
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*[[Togo]]
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*[[Tonga]]
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*[[Trinidad and Tobago]]
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*[[Tunisia]]
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*[[Turkey]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/turkmen.htm Turkmenistan]
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*[[Tuvalu]]
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*[[Uganda]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/ukr/ukraine.htm Ukraine]
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*[[United Arab Emirates]]
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*[[United Kingdom]]
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**[[Anguilla]]
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**[[Ascension Island]]
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**[[Bermuda]]
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**[[British Antarctic Territory]]
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**[[British Indian Ocean Territory]]
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**[[British Virgin Islands]]
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**[[Cayman Islands]]
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**[[Falkland Islands]]
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**[[Falkland Islands Dependencies]]
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**[[Gibraltar]]
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**[[Leeward Islands]]
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**[[Montserrat]]
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**[[Pitcairn Island]]
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**[[Rhodesia and Nyasaland]]
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**[[Saint Helena]]
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**[[South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands]]
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**[[Straits Settlements]]
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**[[Tristan da Cunha]]
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**[[Turks and Caicos Islands]]
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**[[West Indies Federation]]
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*[[United States]]
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**[[American Samoa]]
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**[[Puerto Rico]]
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**[[Guam]]
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**[[US Virgin Islands]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/uru/uruguay.htm Uruguay]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/asia/uzbek.htm Uzbekistan]
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*[[Vanuatu]]
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*[[Vatican City]]
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*[[Vietnam]]
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*[[Yemen]]
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*[[Yugoslavia]]
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*[http://www.ngw.nl/int/afr/zam/zambia.htm Zambia]
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*[[Zimbabwe]]
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For arms of non-existing or phantasy states see [[:Category:Micro-Nations|Micro-Nations]]
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{{media}}
 
{{media}}
  
==Collector's Items==
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Need to write a paper on civic heraldry? Visit [https://dissertationexpert.org/buy Dissertationexpert.org].
The site also has a large section on heraldic collector's items
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<gallery perrow=6>
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File:oldenkott2.jpg|[[Heraldic albums]]
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File:Ayr.jj.jpg|[[Heraldic postcards]]
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File:lt-623.jpg|[[Heraldic stamps]] (normal postage)
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File:14c.ape.jpg|[[Heraldic cinderellas]] (non official postage stamps)
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File:dinan.lau.jpg|[[Heraldic tobacco cards]] (cigarette cards)
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File:bulgarije.kh.jpg|[[Heraldic trade cards]]
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File:leiden.newa.jpg|[[Heraldic cigar bonds]]
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File:1914.mka.jpg|[[Heraldic calendars]]
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File:cromarty.crc.jpg|[[Crested china]]
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File:bamberg.lowen.jpg|[[Heraldic matchbox labels]]
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File:phc-de-mainfranken.jpg|[[Heraldic phone- and chipcards]]
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File:bad-sege1.jpg|[[:Category:Heraldic Notgeld images|Notgeld (emergency money)]]
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File:biot-c1.jpg|[[:Category:Heraldic coins|Heraldic coins]]
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File:edam.tile.jpg|[[:Category:Heraldic tiles|Heraldic tiles]]
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File:erdingz1.jpg|[[:Category:Seals|Heraldic seals]]
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File:pol-groningen.JPG|[[:Category:Heraldic Police Badges|Heraldic police badges]]
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</gallery>
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More at the [[Heraldic collector's items catalogue]].
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*[[:Category:Heraldic architecture collections|Series of heraldic images from buildings etc.]]
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I am always looking for new items for the collection, see the [[Wanted]] page !
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==Educational and religious heraldry==
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There are separate sections for both educational (schools, universities ect) and religious (or ecclesiastical) heraldry.
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*[[File:Ostravao.rel.jpg|60 px]][[Religious or Ecclesiastical heraldry]] of any denomination. Arms of (arch)bishops are included, but not of individuals of lower rank
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*[[File:Crandall-uni.jpg|60 px]][[:Category:Educational heraldry]] includes arms of schools, colleges and universities wordwide.
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==About the site==
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*[[Contact]] Contact and e-mail
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*[[Links]]
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*Awards
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{|align="center"
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|align="center"|[[File:award1.gif|center]]  <br/>Cool Site (1998)
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|align="center"|[[File:lycosaward.gif|center]]  <br/>Lycos (1999)
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|align="center"|[[File:award.png|center]]  <br/>Sitekeuring.NET Award (2013)
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*Donations
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The site is a private site, which is maintained by one person only since 1996. It is my hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc), which is OK for me. My only income for the site is the advertisments on the bottom of this page as well a bit from sales on eBay.<br>
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If you want to donate items or images, click [[Wanted|here]], for financial donations please do so using [http://www.paypal.com PayPal] to <strong>webmaster@ngw.nl</strong> or by normal mail to the contact address mentioned in the [[contact]] page. For security, I will not send any bank details by e-mail. People or companies that have donated money, will be mentioned with name of logo on this page if wanted. Please contact me if you would like to be mentioned.
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Thank you ! 
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Ralf Hartemink
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Revision as of 06:23, 28 December 2017

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Heraldry of the World : The main resource for civic heraldry since 1996

Heraldry of the World is a private website which is devoted only to civic heraldry, i.e. coats of arms of cities, states, municipalities, countries etc. It also includes an attempt to make a complete catalogue of heraldic (paper based) collector's items, again with the main focus on civic heraldry.

Please don't ask me about family crests, to learn about coats of arms for surnames, please visit coadb.com. They will help you.

The wiki contains at present 86,908 pages and 162,692 images.

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Need to write a paper on civic heraldry? Visit Dissertationexpert.org.

Help maintaining Heraldry of the World !

Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.
All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.