Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Coat of Arms of Uruguay
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 golden sun. The oval is surrounded by two olive branches, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon.
In the upper right quarter there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper left quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background. In the lower right, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower left quarter holds an ox, which is a symbol of abundance, on a blue background.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details