Coat of arms of Cuba

The Cuban coat of arms is the official heraldic symbol of Cuba. It consists of a shield, in front of a fasces crowned by the Phrygian cap, all supported by an oak branch on one side and a laurel wreath on the other. The coat of arms was created by Miguel Teurbe Tolón in 1849 [1] [2] and was adopted on April 24, 1906.

Coat of arms of Cuba
ArmigerRepublic of Cuba
Adopted24 April 1906

It is the only coat of arms of a currently socialist country that currently does not use any communist symbolism.

Official description

Cuban law describes the coat of arms as follows:[3]

The coat of arms is a symbol of the nation that is formed by two arches of equal circles, cut turning concavities to each other, as in an ogival shield. It's split at two thirds of its height, where a horizontal line divides it. It consists of three spaces or fields: the top represents a sea, on its sides, right and left, opposite to each other, two capes or points of land, between which, closing the strait they form, extending from left to right, a key with a thick stem, its ward down, and for its background a rising sun with its rays extending throughout the sky of the landscape. In the lower space or field to its left lie five bends, placed alternately, of the same width, of the colors dark blue and white, blue one being the highest, and all slighted from left to right. In the lower space or field to its right, the figure of a landscape representing a valley, in its center rises a royal palm tree, with the bud of its middle leaf being the highest, standing upright, for its background two mountains and clear skies. The shield is supported by a bundle of sticks, its lower end tied with a red string crossed in saltire, protruding from below the point of the shield. Above, protruding from the central part of the shield, is located a bundle of sticks tied together by a red circular string. The crown of the bundle of sticks is covered by a Phrygian cap of the red color turned right, and is sustained on one of the sticks slightly protruding. In the central part of the cap is a white five-pointed star, one of the points up. Not surpassing the rightmost and leftmost points of the arches of the shield, two branches, with their respective fruit, bordering it, one of laurel to the right, and one of holly oak to the left, facing it and crossed in the lower end of the shield, behind the bundle of sticks.


See also


  1. "Cuba's National Seal". Círculo Güinero de Los Ángeles. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  2. "El Escudo Cubano". Retrieved July 7, 2005.
  3. Ley de los símbolos nacionales, Art. 12
  4. Zamora y Coronado, José María (1846). Biblioteca de Legislación Ultramarina (Vol. 5). Madrid: Imprenta de J. Martín Alegría. p. 105.
  5. Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía (1993). Pendón de la Banda. Madrid: Instituto de España. p. 44.

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