Uganda Coat of Arms
The well-known fact that in the twentieth century on the planetIt became much more independent of Independent States, mainly due to the African continent. Having sovereignty, they sought almost immediately enter the main official symbols such as the flag, emblem and anthem. Coat of arms of Uganda, on the contrary, there was almost a month before the Legislative Council proclaimed the independence of the country. And even claimed his British - Sir Walter Kauts, Acting Governor of Uganda. Therefore, on the one hand, the main character of the African state relies on the European heraldic tradition. On the other hand, characters technique and details close to the naive art of ancient Ugandans.
Key signs and symbols
According to the European rules of composition are present on the arms of Uganda:
- shield, decorated with drawings of symbols;
- Supporters - representatives of the African fauna;
- base - a fragment of the Ugandan landscape;
- spear, as a symbol of combat capability and readiness to defend the state.
The central place is occupied by a shield, divided intotwo unequal parts. The upper part shows the white and blue wavy lines. In the lower part, painted black, are the sun and the drum, the African National musical instrument.
in the form of waves symbolize the main water lineswealth and Uganda attractions, namely the lake with beautiful names Victoria and Albert. Sun recalls the hot climate in the country, the drum - a symbol of unification of Ugandans. By tradition, the drumbeat heralded for important events, festivals and ceremonies.
As shown chargers northeastCrowned Crane and antelope cob. It is this type of crane is selected as the national bird of Uganda. Antelope Cob is widespread in the country, symbolizes the rich natural resources.
The theme of the natural resources of Uganda continuethe characters you see in the bottom of the coat of arms. First, there appears an image of the Nile, the greatest African rivers, on which depends the welfare of many countries in the region. Second, green areas, shown next to the Nile - symbols of fertility, the local land and the coffee and cotton represent the main agricultural Ugandan culture. Closes stamp track tape with the motto, which translates as "For God and my country."