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Coat of arms of the Republic of Estonia
Coat of arms of Estonia.svg
Versions
Small coat of arms of Estonia.svg
The lesser coat of arms
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Adopted June 19, 1925.
April 6, 1993
Escutcheon Or, three lions passant guardant azure
Other elements A garland of oak leaves surrounds the greater arms.
Greater coat of arms of capital city Tallinn
Seal of Tallinn, 1340.
Alternative Coat of arms of Estonia, 1922. Author Günther Reindorff.

Coat of Arms of Estonia. The current coat of arms of Estonia is a golden shield which includes three slim, blue leopards (or lions passant guardant) in the middle, with oak branches along the side of the shield. The insignia was copied from the coat of arms of Denmark, which ruled Northern Estonia in the 13th century.

The Riigikogu (the state assembly) of the independent Republic of Estonia officially adopted the coat of arms on June 19, 1925.

However, the coat of arms were officially banned following the occupation of Estonia by the Soviet Union in 1940, and replaced with the Soviet-inspired Coat of arms of the Estonian SSR. Soviet officials persecuted and jailed anyone using the coat of arms or the national colors of Estonia. The readoption of the national symbols marked the completion of the struggle for independence which was finally achieved on August 7, 1990, and regulated by the Law on State Coat of Arms of April 6, 1993.

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The coat of arms of Estonia is a golden shield which includes three slim, blue leopards (or lions passant guardant) in the middle, with oak branches along the side of the shield.

The coat of arms of Estonia has existed long before they were official recognized after the War of Independence 1918 - 1920, when the Republic of Estonia was internationally recognized.

The symbol has been in use since the 13th century, where the big coat of arms was used for the capital city, Tallinn. The origin of the slim blue lions can be traced back to the King of Denmark at the time, Valdemar the Second. As Denmark was the ruling power of Northern Estonia at the time, it imposed the coat of arms upon the state.








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