National Arms of Algeria

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to: navigation, search
Algeria.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Civic heraldry of Algeria - Armorial de L'Algerie
Algeria.jpg

THE NATIONAL ARMS OF ALGERIA

Algeria.jpg

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The present State Emblem was adopted in 1976. It was identical to the previous emblem, used since 1971, with the addition of the name of the country in Arabic: الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية .

The star and crescent are the symbols of Islam, and were already present in the older arms.

The hand of Fatima, a traditional symbol of the region, appears in front of the Atlas Mountains, below a rising sun representing a new era. The buildings stand for industry and the plants for agriculture.

Algeria1.jpg

The previous state emblem (1971-1976)

The French colony of Algeria started to use arms in 1830, which showed the crescent and three stars. These were continued under the French rule until 1962. From 1962-1971 the country used a coat of arms based on the flag, showin gagian the crescent and star.

Algeria2.jpg

The old colonial arms (1830-1962)
Algeria3.jpg

The arms from 1962-1971


Literature : -