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Coat of arms of Croatia

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The coat of arms of Croatia (Croatian: Grb Republike Hrvatske) consists of one main shield and five smaller shields that form a crown over the main shield. The main coat of arms is a checkerboard (chequy) that consists of 13 red and 12 silver (white) fields. It's also known in Croatian as šahovnica ("chessboard", from šah, "chess"). The five smaller shields represent five different historical regions within Croatia. It was adopted on 21 December 1990.