National Arms of Gabon

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Blason de National Arms of Gabon/Arms (crest) of National Arms of Gabon

Country : Gabon

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Official blazon
French D'or, à la nef de sable équipée du même, au pavillon du Gabon, tiercé en fasce de sinople, d'or et d'azur, naviguant sur une mer d'azur ; au chef de sinople, chargé de trois besants d'or. Supports: Deux panthères noires.

Soutiens: Un okoumé d'or. Devise: Union - Travail - Justice

English Or, a ship sable, masts of the same, with the flag of Gabon, tierced in fess vert, or and azure, sailing upon a sea azure; a chief vert charged with three bezants.


The arms were adopted on July 15, 1963.

The bezants (golden discs) in chief of the shield symbolize the mineral wealth of the country. The ship at the lower part represents Gabon moving towards a brighter future.

The crest is an okoumé tree, which symbolizes the timber trade. The supporters are panthers which symbolize the vigilance and courage of the nation.

There are two mottoes, below the shield in French 'UNION, TRAVAIL, JUSTICE' ('Union, Work, Justice'), the second beneath the branches of the okoumé tree in Latin 'UNITI PROGREDIEMUR' ('We shall go forward united').

Literature: Image Blasons République Gabonaise

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