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Countries by Coat of Arms #1

Can you name these countries based on a picture of their coat or arms or national emblem?
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: October 3, 2021
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First submittedMarch 30, 2018
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76 Comments
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2018
Great! Will we get a 'full' version, too?
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Level 70
Apr 6, 2018
Maybe. It'd be a lot of work to make, and it really doesn't seem like many people care for these coat of arms quizzes, but personally I've been thinking about it ;)
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2018
I would love to see a full version! Or one by continents
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2018
I made one for Europe, more to come soon!
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2019
they are much more fun and interesting than flag ones though. Who cares about two or three colours, these tell more of a story (though the colours in flags often have a meaning to you cant see it by looking at it)
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2019
Agreed! I like the simplicity of a flag, but the coat of arms of a country usually tells a lot more.
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2019
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/153226/european-capitals-by-coat-of-arms

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/153226/fifa-wc-2018-participants-by-coat-of-arms-picture

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Level 56
Jan 29, 2019
I made a full version here that includes all the countries in the Jetpunk countries of the world quiz a while back.
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Level 72
Nov 21, 2018
Great test of knowledge and deduction! Really enjoyed looking for the little details in them.
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2018
Yes, this is a cool idea for a quiz. Sure could have used an extra minute though to scratch my head :)
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Level 64
Nov 21, 2018
Interesting quiz
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Level 72
Nov 22, 2018
Great quiz. It definitely gets harder as you go down the lines.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2019
These are really beautiful.
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Level 86
Jan 29, 2019
The countries that don't already have these on their flags should have these on their flags.
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Level 89
Jan 29, 2019
Seriously?! A landlocked country has water and the helm of a ship on their Crest?
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2019
Was thinking the same.
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Level 56
Jan 29, 2019
If you are referring to the emblem of Mongolia, the blue is sky, and the green at the bottom is mountains. The wheel is the Wheel of Dharma, which is a Buddhist symbol.
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2019
It looked like a ships wheel to me too and the mountains very much look like ocean waves. The horse made me think of all sort of history/mytholgy stuff, but led me to the mediterannean.

Will look up what it actually stands for, because it is quite specefic. Not like the common eagle or lion that symbolises pride or strength or whatever.

Ow that was what is was, I got an etruskan feeling (cause the horse didnt seem to be troy or pegasus to me nor in depiction or style.)

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Level 71
Apr 15, 2020
Honestly, I think the Mongolian one is my favorite.
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Level 67
May 1, 2023
I was only able to deduce it by the yin/yang symbol.
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Level 56
Jan 29, 2019
Great quiz! I made one a while back that has the emblems for all the countries included in the Jetpunk countries of the world quiz for people who are up to the challenge.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/277483/all-country-emblems-of-the-world

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Level 47
Jan 29, 2019
Just took your quiz, it was fun but very hard!
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2019
I literally guesses every south eastern Asian country but Laos!
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Level 78
Mar 26, 2019
guessed* :)
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Level 67
Jan 29, 2019
Smashed it for an 18/18 result. I think being an Aussie helped with the bird of paradise on the PNG arms.
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Level 76
Jun 3, 2019
The bird said nothing to me. It was the spear that made me go all png on the keyboard. Not an Aussie here, though...
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2019
Enjoyed the quiz. I thought the bird of paradise PNG was the easiest one, yet it is the least guessed!! Maybe because I am a kiwi.
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2019
If you know your flags well enough it isn't a challenge. But of course Aussies and Kiwis have an edge here, I can say that to us Canucks PNG is pretty much irrelevant...
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2019
swell
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Level 48
May 8, 2019
Iceland's is AWESOME
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2020
Agreed. Many/most of these are interesting and or beautiful though. And some would not look out of place in videogames as emblems haha.
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Level 89
Jan 13, 2021
Germany needs to get a better chicken.
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2021
Why does Laos get to put a feature from Cambodia on its coat of arms?
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Level 70
Mar 23, 2021
Different monument, this one is Pha That Luang in Vientiane. It is considered a national monument to Laos in the same way that Angkor Wat is to Cambodia, although the latter is loads more famous globally.
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Level 77
May 20, 2021
I guessed every African country I could think of for PNG. The colors and the drum and the spear reminded me of African symbolism. Wasn't until after the quiz that I realized that was the Bird of Paradise, which is native to PNG.
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Level 70
May 24, 2021
It is a remarkably beautiful bird. I remember it best from the Planet Earth documentary, in which the camera crew set up in the backwaters of Papua New Guinea for weeks just to get a proper shot of it.
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Level 40
Aug 2, 2021
I got Papua New Guinea but not Israel.
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Level 75
Aug 4, 2021
Taiwan's seems very lazy, especially when you see how much effort countries like Spain and Iceland have gone to. I like the simple symbolism of the Greek and Israeli ones, and Ireland's looks like they held a competition of primary school students only allowed to use MS Paint to design it. I feel Bangladesh should get marks off for having the outline of the country on it, and Nepal and Laos too for the pictures of landscapes. Can't beat the South Korean design - just like their flag it's effortlessly beautiful and perfectly representative.

Fun quiz!

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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
Mostly agreed although personally Nepal's emblem is my favourite!
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Level 75
Aug 5, 2021
Yeah the Nepal one isn't bad at all on second viewing. It's not trying for perspective in the scene like the Laos one, which I don't think is very emblem-y or coat-of-arms-y. Only just noticed the Nepalese flag at the top of it too!
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Level 53
Aug 4, 2021
This quiz was amazing! I got Papua New Guinea on the last seconds, cuz I just ended up guessing random countries lol :D

Do you have a quiz for every country?

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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
Can you look over the one for Bangladesh? Because the picture here shows the government seal, whereas the national emblem looks like this. I'm not sure which one would be considered the "coat of arms," but I wanted to bring your attention so that you can check the image.

(Also, on a less important note, I think Bangladesh's national emblem looks waaay nicer than the government seal :)

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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
You're correct, Wikipedia had the wrong emblem up when I made this quiz.

While I agree that the actual national emblem looks nicer, it is also a wee bit obscure for this quiz, so I will probably have to replace Bangladesh :(

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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
For now I will update the emblem, since the quiz is on the front page and I don't want to reset the quiz quite yet. Thanks for brinign this to my attention!
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2021
Yep, no problem! :)
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Level 78
Aug 4, 2021
What is Iran's supposed to be?
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
I have no idea, but it's on their flag. I know Muslim art is very big on symmetry, so I'm sure that's part of it.
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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
According to Wikipedia, the emblen "features four crescents and a sword in the shape of a water lily, surmounted by a shadda, a symbol used in Perso-Arabic script to double a letter". It became the national emblem following the Revolution.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
No walk in the park, but not as hard as I expected. This was really great.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
Precisely
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
Some of these are pretty interesting
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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
I like some of the symbolism they manage to cram into the emblems. They feel so much more expressive than many flags do, in my opinion.
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Level 74
Aug 4, 2021
The Bangladesh one is sooo nice
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2021
Fun and challenging quiz.
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Level 70
Aug 5, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 73
Aug 5, 2021
NAME these countries
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Aug 5, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 20
Aug 7, 2021
who else thought the one of Israel was the one of South korea and north korea together lol (Like it was when they competed in the 2018 winter olympics
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Level 41
Aug 8, 2021
This is an excellent quiz. Good idea, good choices. I knew a few straight away, guessed a couple, got some wrong. Very good balance.
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Level 70
Aug 8, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 48
Aug 17, 2021
Considering the state of Afghanistan it may be best to either replace the emblem with that of the Islamic Emirate, or remove/replace it altogether.
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Level 70
Aug 17, 2021
I am going to wait before I make any decisions. It is just too recent an event, maybe when/if Jetpunk updates all the flag quizzes or Wikipedia starts using the Islamic Emirate's flag and coat of arms for the country of Afghanistan I will be willing to swap it out :/
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2022
why tf does Laos have the lithuanian flag amde out of corn and grass and whatever the red is? It was like how is it not lithuania or armenia?
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2022
I can see where the confusion comes in. A good clue to isolate Laos here is that the emblem is in the typical socialist style. I believe Belarus is the only ex-USSR country to retain its socialist-style emblem whilst all other (recognised) countries have adopted more neutral symbolism.
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Level 21
May 24, 2022
hey this quiz was great but im just saying that anyone who knows hebrew will now israel considering it says israel on it in big hebrew letters
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Level 70
May 25, 2022
Thank you for playing! I didn't realise this, maybe I'll remove it, although I guess anyone who knows Hebrew will probably get this one anyways :D
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Level 50
Jul 8, 2022
How did y'all sus out Malaysia?
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Level 78
Jan 19, 2023
Dunno what you mean but it very recognisable to me (I'm Malaysian).
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Level 66
May 1, 2023
Probably the tigers. I think I got it by spamming names at Bangladesh. I was going for bird of paradise, which AFAIK is associated with SEA. Also, lol at the clipart tree.
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Level 88
May 11, 2023
The tigers got me to the right part of the world, and then I noticed the sun (star?) and crescent, which look very similar to the symbols on the Malaysian flag, just in a different orientation.
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Level 70
May 12, 2023
A good way of remembering it is the yellow star and crescent. The star and crescent stand for Islam, and the yellow stands for the Malay people.
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Level 69
May 1, 2023
This is a really nice quiz, but do you think you could perhaps add some South American or African coats of arms please? Kind of sad seeing two whole continents left out and it would make a really good quiz great.
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Level 66
May 1, 2023
Does anyone know the story of the lion on Spain's? I know I've seen it before, maybe in relation to Sweden, Switzerland, or Denmark, and think I've seen a youtube video about it. There's a wiki page about it- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_(heraldry)

Kind of interesting seeing the Kiribati waves on Spain, Malawi sun on Laos, the clipart tree on Malaysia, and Pegasus on Mongolia.

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Level 28
May 4, 2023
easy
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2024
I guess not many people know what Bird of paradises look like, judging by the stats.