Information about effigy: National Emblem of Laos

National Emblem of Laos

The National Emblem of the Lao People's Democratic Republic shows the national shrine Pha That Luang. A dam is pictured, which is a symbol of power generation at the reservoir Nam Ngum. An asphalt street is also pictured, as well as a stylized watered field.

In the lower part is a section of a gear wheel. The inscription on the left reads "Peace, Independence, Democracy" (Lao script: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ) and on the right, "Unity and Prosperity" (Lao script: ເອກະພາບ ວັດຖະນາຖາວອນ). The full official name of the country is on the ribbon below: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao People's Democratic Republic).

This Coat of Arms was introduced in August 1991 in relation to the fall of the Soviet Union, when the communist red star and hammer and sickle of the earlier version were replaced with the national shrine at Pha That Luang.

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