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Coat of arms of Uruguay

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The coat of arms of Uruguay was first adopted by law on March 19, 1829.

It consists of an oval, which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the “Sun of May”, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and an olive one on the right, representing honor and peace, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon.

In the upper left quarter there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background.

In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower right quarter holds an ox, which is a symbol of abundance, on a blue background.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Emblems.

Coat of arms of Uruguay is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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