|Heraldry of the World
Civic heraldry of Gabon
Province : Estuaire
The arms also show a mural crown and has as supporters two heraldic sea lions Or, langued and armed Gules and holding staffs with the national flag of Gabon (a tricolour Gold, Green and Blue). An motto is also included "Libertas Ex Amicitia Nascitur". Unfortunately I have no image of the complete arms. The arms symbolise the geographic location by the sea and the Equator. The chief stands for the peaceful co-operation between the European and Gabonese communities.
The sea-lions are a symbol of the port, the flags carried by them makes clear that Libreville is the capital of the republic.
Literature : scan from stamps; Muhlemann, 1986
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.