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Coat of arms of Andorra

Coat of Arms of Andorra
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Armiger François, Prince of Andorra
Joan, Prince of Andorra
Adopted 1969
Escutcheon Quarterly: first Gules, a crosier bendways sinister surmounted by a mitre Or lined Argent (Bishop of Urgell); second Or, three pallets Gules (Count of Foix); third Or, four pallets Gules (King of Aragon); fourth Or, two cows passant in pale Gules horned and collared Azure (Viscount of Béarn).
Motto Virtus Unita Fortior ("United virtue is stronger")

The coat of arms of Andorra has existed for centuries. It incorporates the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix, the two princes of Andorra, as well as the arms of the King of Aragon and the Viscount of Béarn, of whom Andorra was formerly a vassal.

Quarters

The four quarters are:

  1. 1st quarter: arms of the Bishop of Urgell, one of the princes of Andorra.
  2. 2nd quarter: arms of the Count of Foix, a historical prince of Andorra, currently represented by the French president.
  3. 3rd quarter: arms of the King of Aragon, former feudal lord of Andorra.
  4. 4th quarter: arms of the Viscount of Béarn, also historical feudal lords of Andorra


Coat of Arms of the High Authorities
Co-Princes and Head of the Government

Historical

External links

  • Official book of graphic norms of state symbols of Andorra
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