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Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted in 1998, replacing the previous design that had been in use since 1992 when Bosnia and Herzegovina gained independence, and follows the design of the national flag.

The three pointed shield is specific and is to symbolize the three major ethnic groups of Bosnia, as well as allude to the shape of the country. The stars were adopted to replace the fleur de lys that were found on the Yugoslav war era and can even date back to mid-evil times.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Emblems.

Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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