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Coat of arms of Lebanon

Unofficial coat of arms of Lebanon
Unofficial coat of arms of Lebanon
ArmigerRepublic of Lebanon
Adopted1943 (unofficial)[1]
ShieldGules, on a bend sinister argent a cedar tree palewise vert.
Unofficial emblem of Lebanon
ArmigerRepublic of Lebanon
Adopted1943 (unofficial)[1]
Shielda Lebanese cedar tree vert.
UseLebanese passport, banknotes[2][3][4]

Lebanon never officially adopted a coat of arms or emblem. However, various unofficial coats of arms have been used since the proclamation of independence on 7 December 1943.[1][5] The main variant consists of a red shield with a white bend sinister on which is placed a cedar tree. It is similar to the flag of Lebanon, with the exception of the Spanish fess on the flag being changed into a bend sinister.[1][6]

The seals of the Supreme Judicial Council of Lebanon,[7] of the President of the Republic,[8] and of the Republican Guard also feature variants of the unofficial coat of arms.[9]



  1. ^ a b c d Klimeš, Roman (2013-08-08). Marcel van Westerhoven (ed.). The Cedar Tree – The Symbol of a Country (PDF). 25th International Congress of Vexillology. Rotterdam: International Federation of Vexillological Associations. p. 6.
  2. ^ "Saving Lebanon's iconic cedars – DW – 01/09/2020". Retrieved 2023-10-23.
  3. ^ "Emblems and Banners". Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  4. ^ "The Lebanese passport". Thales Group. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  5. ^ Mucha, Ludvík; Pflegerová, Hana (1974). Vlajky, znaky zemí světa (in Czech). Illustrated by Stanislav Valášek. Prague. p. 64. OCLC 468694639.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  6. ^ Briggs, Geoffrey (1973). National heraldry of the world. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. ISBN 978-0-460-07834-4. OCLC 3074547. Retrieved 9 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Supreme Judicial Council of Lebanon".
  8. ^ a b "رئاسة الجمهورية تعتمد رمزين رسميين للمرة الأولى منذ الاستقلال - رئاسة الجمهورية اللبنانية". (in Arabic). 28 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  9. ^ a b "REPUBLICAN GUARD BRIGADE | الموقع الرسمي للجيش اللبناني". Retrieved 2023-10-24.

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