Nusa Tenggara Timur

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Coat of arms (crest) of Nusa Tenggara Timur

Official blazon


The lizard on the shield is a Komodo lizard, the largest lizard in the world and used as a symbol for the natural richness of the province. Above the lizard is the name of the province and a star, symbolising divinity.
Below the lizard are a branch or cotton and an ear of rice, symbolising agriculture. The tree is a Warigin tree and symbolises unity. The spear on the division line symbolises pride and strength.
The year 1958 is the year the province was created.

As with all provincial arms, the shield is a pentagon, symbolising the five principles of the Pancasila, the Indonesian National 'guidelines'.

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Literature : background from H.R.H. Leo Nesnoni, Timur.