Coat of arms of Slovakia

Coat of arms of Slovakia
Coat of arms of Slovakia.svg
Details
ArmigerSlovak Republic
Adopted1 March 1990 (13 June 1919)
EscutcheonGules, a mount of three peaks Azure, issuant therefrom a double cross Argent
The Byzantine double cross on great Moravian rings

The coat of arms of Slovakia consists of a red (gules) shield, in early Gothic style, charged with a silver (argent) double cross standing on the middle peak of a dark blue mountain consisting of three peaks. Extremities of the cross are amplified, and its ends are concaved. The double cross is a symbol of its Christian faith and the hills represent three symbolic mountain ranges: Tatra, Fatra (made up of the Veľká Fatra and Malá Fatra ranges), and Mátra (the last one is in northern Hungary).[citation needed]

Modern design history

In 1990, the Slovak Interior Ministry tasked Ladislav Čisárik, a painter and heraldic artist, and Ladislav Vrtel, a expert in heraldry, with creating a new coat of arms and national flag in the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution.[1][2][3] Čisárik and Vrtel based their designs for a modern coat of arms and flag on an existing 14th Century coat of arms.[1][2] However, Čisárik and Vrtel chose to enlarge the double cross three times to emphasize it as a national symbol.[1][2] In addition to the national coat of arms and the national flag, the duo also designed a new presidential standard, which incorporates the double cross as well.[1][2]

Other Languages
беларуская: Герб Славакіі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Герб Славаччыны
български: Герб на Словакия
bosanski: Grb Slovačke
hrvatski: Grb Slovačke
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: স্লোভাকিয়ার চিনত্হান
македонски: Грб на Словачка
српски / srpski: Грб Словачке
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Grb Slovačke
українська: Герб Словаччини