- Coat of arms of Kuwait
Coat of armsof Kuwait( _ar. شعار الكويت) was adopted in 1962and it consists of the shield of the flag design in color superimposed on a falcon with wings displayed. The falcon supports a disk containing a sailing ship ( dhow) with the full name of the State written (in Arabic) at the top of the disk.
The dhow is a symbol of the maritime tradition of the country and is also found in the national coats of arms of
Qatar. The falcon is a symbol of the Banu Quraishline, to which the prophet Muhammadbelonged and is likewise found in many coats of arms of the Arabian Peninsula.
The coat of arms replaced an older emblem with a falcon and two crossed flags.
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