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Bolivian Symbols

  • Animal: Llama
  • Bird: Andean Condor
  • Coat of Arms:

    bolivia coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: Bolivia's coat of arms consists of a cartouche surrounded by Bolivian flags, muskets, laurel branches, and an Andean Condor atop. The ten stars in the border of the cartouche symbolize the nine departments of Bolivia, as well as the former province Litoral. Mount Potosi sits in the center of the cartouche, with an alpaca standing next to a tree and some wheat. All are symbolic of the natural resources of Bolivia.

    The crossed rifles behind the cartouche represent the struggle for independence, while the axe and Phrygian hood represent liberty and freedom. The laurel branches are symbolic of peace, and the condor perched upon the shield are symbolic of a willingness to defend the nation and its liberty.
  • Flag of Bolivia
  • Flower: Kantuta and the Patuj├║
  • Motto: "Morir antes que esclavos vivir." "We'd rather die than live as slaves."

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