Emblem of Algeria

Emblem of Algeria
Armiger People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Adopted 1st November 1976
Escutcheon At the top, the sun rising over a mountain, In the center, a skilled goldsmith symmetrical about the major, the three central fingers together, the two ends of the fingers ended in beak of a dove carrying an olive branch. At the bottom, the crescent and star. Right, the ballot box topped with three ears differentiated and oak leaves and left an olive branch with fruit, layered and topped with a palm roof and smokestacks and oil drilling derricks and form of an outside circumference with an inscription in Arabic
Motto الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشّعبية
"People's Democratic Republic of Algeria"

The national emblem of Algeria (Arabic: شعار الجزائر الوطني) is the seal used by the government, as other states use coats of arms. The current form of the emblem with Arabic writing was adopted on 1 November 1976, but was only differentiated from previous one by the changing of the motto from French to Arabic. Contained on the emblem is the crescent that is also found on the flag of Algeria, and is a symbol of Islam. The text that rings the emblem says in Arabic: الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية ("The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria", the country's official name).

The hand of Fatima, a traditional symbol of the region, appears in front of the Atlas Mountains, below a rising sun representing a new era. Buildings stand for industry and plants for agriculture.

Historic coats of arms and emblems

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