National Arms of Angola

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Civic heraldry of Angola



Official blazon


Angola uses the above State logo, adopted in 1975 and changed in 1992. The difference is the removal of the word 'Popular' in the official name of the country.

In 1935 the then Portuguese colony received its first arms, based on the same structure as all Portuguese colonies. The upper right half and the bottom are identical for all colonies and show the 5 shields of the Portuguese National arms and the waves for the 'overseas' colonies. The upper left half differs between the colonies and for Angola an elephant and a horse.

When in 1951 the colony was transformed into a province, the text on the banner was changed. The arms were abandoned at the independence in 1975.

Arms of National Arms of Angola

The arms from 1935
Arms of National Arms of Angola

The arms from 1951

The arms from 1975

Coin with the colonial arms

Coin with the present arms

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