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Uruguayan Symbols

  • Bird: Southern Lapwing
  • Coat of Arms:

    uruguay coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Coat of Arms consists of an oval, divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the "Sun of May", symbolizing the rising of Uruguay. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and a olive one on the right, representing honour and peace.

    In the upper left quadrant there is a scale, representing equality. The upper right quadrant contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, representing strength. In the lower left quadrant, there is a galloping horse, representing liberty. The lower right quadrant shows an ox, representing abundance.
  • Flag of Uruguay
  • Flower: Ceibo
  • Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" "Liberty or Death"

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