Coats of Arms around the world

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A national coat of arms is a symbol which denotes an independent state in the form of a heraldic achievement. While a national flag is usually used by the population at large and is flown outside and on ships, a national coat of arms is normally considered a symbol of the government or (especially in monarchies) the head of state personally and tends to be used in print, on armorial ware, and as a wall decoration in official buildings. The royal arms of a monarchy, which may be identical to the national arms, are sometimes described as arms of dominion or arms of sovereignty.

An important use for national coats of arms is as the main symbol on the covers of passports, the document used internationally to prove the citizenship of a person. Another use for national coats of arms is as a symbol on coins of the associated state for general circulation.

For a symbol to be called a "national coat of arms", it should follow the rules of heraldry. If it does not, then the symbol is not formally a coat of arms but rather a national emblem. However, many unheraldic national emblems are colloquially called national coats of arms anyway, because they are used for the same purposes as national coats of arms. National emblems are commonly found in countries without a heraldic tradition but can be considered equivalent and are therefore included below, however national seals are considered to be beyond the scope of this article.

Country Image Type Notes
 Alstin Coat of Arms
 Arcerion Coat of arms
 Burgundie Royal mantle and coat of arms
 Cartadania Coat of arms
 Caphiria Coat of arms
 Daxia Coat of arms
 Metzetta Emblem
 Pelaxia Coat of arms
 Rumahoki Lesser coat of arms Medium and greater imperial coats of arms exist.
(See Imperial coat of arms of Rumahoki)
 Tierrador Coat of Arms
 Urcea Coat of arms
 Varshan Emblem
 Yonderre Coat of arms