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Coat of arms of Chad
ArmigerRepublic of Chad
CrestA demi sun Gules
ShieldBarry dancetty of eight Or and Azure
SupportersDexter a goat guardant and sinister a lion Or, both charged on the shoulder with an arrow the point upwards Gules
MottoUnité, Travail, Progrès
"Unity, Work, Progress"
Order(s)National Order of Chad

The coat of arms of Chad was adopted in 1970. The center has a shield with jagged blue and yellow lines (barry dancetty), with a sun rising over it. The shield is supported by a goat and a lion. Below the shield is a medal and a scroll with the national motto in French, Unité, Travail, Progrès ("Unity, Work, Progress" in English). The shield supporters as well as the scroll feature a red arrow pointing upwards.


The wavy lines on the shield symbolize Lake Chad; the crest, a rising sun, a new beginning for the country. The supporter on the left is a goat, representing the northern half of the state; the southern half is represented by the lion supporting the shield on the right. The insigne of the National Order of Chad depends from the shield.


A separate state emblem of Chad is a black-and-white seal consisting of the words "République du Tchad – Unité, Travail, Progrès" encircling a depiction of the head and upper body of a tribal girl with her hair in cornrows.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 127.

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