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Emblem of Algeria

The emblem of Algeria (Arabic: شعار الجزائر‎) is the seal used by the government, and it is similar to the coat of arms of other nations. The current form of the emblem was adopted in 1976, but was only differentiated from previous one by the changing of the motto from French to Arabic. Contained on the emblem is the crescent that is also found on the flag of Algeria, and is a symbol of Islam. The text that rings the emblem says in Arabic: الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية (in English: The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, the country's official name).

Within the actual emblem, the hand of Fatima is featured right below the rising sun. The hand of Fatima is a traditional symbol of the region, the rising sun representing a new era. The rest of the symbols relate to agriculture and industry with the plants around the mountains and buildings standing for agriculture. The buildings standing for industry. The mountains representing the Atlas Mountains.

Gallery of former Emblems and Coats of Arms of Algeria

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