Seal of Mauritania
The seal of Mauritania (Arabic: شعار الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية, French: Sceau de la Mauritanie) is based on the national flag of Mauritania, which was adopted on 1 April 1959. It has green and gold emblems. The green symbolizes Islam, the major religion in the nation, and the gold represents the sands of the Sahara desert. The crescent and star are also emblems of Islam. The edges read "Islamic Republic of Mauritania" in Arabic and French.