Emblem of Angola

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Emblem of the Republic of Angola
AdoptedNovember 2, 1990
EscutcheonA blue circle features a star, a crossed machete and a hoe, a rising sun and an open book
MottoRepublica de Angola (Republic of Angola in Portugese)
Other elementsAn emblem are all enclosed within a circle formed by a half gear-wheel and a half vine of coffee and cotton leaves. And at the bottom, a banner with the name of the country in Portugese

The Emblem of Angola is the national emblem. It shows the recent past of the new nation. There are Marxist pictures.

In the center is a machete and hoe. These show the revolution through which the nation gained independence, and the importance of agricultural workers. Above both emblems is a red star. The red star is often in many socialist images. The rising sun is the normal symbol of a new beginning. The half cog-wheel is for the industrial workers. The half vine of coffee and cotton leaves is for the coffee and cotton industry.

At the bottom is an open book that is for education. A banner reads "Republic of Angola" at the bottom, in Portuguese.

Historical coats of arms[change | change source]