Coat of Arms of Liechtenstein

The Coat of Arms of Liechtenstein is a symbol of the country’s sovereignty and heritage. It features a shield divided into four quadrants, each representing a different region of the country. The top left quadrant depicts the arms of the Duchy of Swabia, which was once ruled by the House of Hohenstaufen, a German noble family. The top right quadrant features the arms of the County of Kyburg, which was a Swiss territory that Liechtenstein once belonged to. The bottom left quadrant shows the arms of the County of Rietberg, which was a former possession of the Princes of Liechtenstein. Finally, the bottom right quadrant displays the arms of the Principality of Vaduz, which is the capital of Liechtenstein.

Above the shield is a princely coronet, which represents the sovereignty of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The coronet is made up of five arches, each adorned with pearls and topped with a golden orb. The orb represents the world and the Prince’s dominion over it.

The Coat of Arms of Liechtenstein has undergone several changes throughout history. The current design was adopted in 1937 and has remained unchanged since then. It is a symbol of Liechtenstein’s rich history and its close ties to neighboring countries such as Switzerland and Germany.

In addition to its use on official documents and government buildings, the Coat of Arms of Liechtenstein is also featured on the country’s flag. The flag is made up of two horizontal bands of blue and red, with the Coat of Arms displayed in the center. The flag is a symbol of Liechtenstein’s independence and its commitment to democracy and freedom.

Image Source: Coat of Arms, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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