Djibouti's coat of arms

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Djibouti's coat of arms
Introduced June 25, 1977
Other elements Laurel branches , hands , spear , red star

The coat of arms of Djibouti was introduced after gaining independence on June 25, 1977 .


The national coat of arms is bordered on the sides by laurel branches .

Within this boundary is an upright spear with a shield in front of it and the tip of which points to a red star .

Two hands protrude from the spear below the shield , both of which hold a large knife vertically.


Spear and shield are the traditional weapons for the defense of the homeland, for which the two tribes of the Afars and Issas stand. This is also expressed by the two knife-holding arms.

The star stands for independence and unity. It is taken from the flag of Djibouti and stands for the state.

The two branches of laurel symbolize unity and victory.


  • Karl-Heinz Hesmer: Flags and coats of arms of the world. History and symbolism of the flags and coats of arms of all states . Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, 1992. ISBN 3-570-01082-1

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