The Colombian coat of arms features a shield that is draped over a national flag. On top of the shield, an Andean Condor is perched and carries an olive crown. It is symbolic of freedom. The bottom part of the shield on the Colombian coat of arms features two ships (for the nationís maritime tradition) in two bodies of water (symbolic of the Atlantic and Pacific).
The middle part of the shield on the Colombian coat of arms shows a Phrygian cap, which is a symbol of liberty. The top part shows a pomegranate, which is symbolic of the Viceroyalty of New Granada (the nationís colonial name). It also shows cornucopias, which represent wealth. The Colombia coat of arms was adopted in 1834 and it was designed by Francisco de Paula Santander.
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