National Symbol of South Sudan

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Civic heraldry of South Sudan


Arms of National Symbol of South Sudan

Official blazon


The country does not uses a coat of arms and the above symbol was adopted in May 2011.

The design consists of an African Fish Eagle standing against a shield and spears. The eagle signifies strength, resilience and vision, with the shield and spears representing protection of the new state.

Before independence the amrs below were sometimes used by the autonomous Government of Southern Sudan. These arms are similar to the arms of neighbouring Kenya and Uganda. It shows a traditional African shield with the design of the flag of Southern Sudan, crossed by lances. The shield was supported by a shoebill and a rhinoceros. The compartment depicted local crops and the waters of the River Nile with a scroll bearing the motto "Justice, Equality, Dignity".

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