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World Coats of Arms

There are 196 nations on Earth. Can you guess them by their coats of arms?
Official or de-facto coats of arms, national seals, or emblems, as appropriate
Source: Wikipedia
Quiz by yuzhuk
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Last updated: January 3, 2024
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First submittedMay 24, 2018
Times taken46,531
Average score42.3%
Rating4.97
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70 Comments
+7
Level 57
Jan 17, 2023
Updated:

- up-to-date versions everywhere,

- better quality images with less size,

- obvious country names removed from images,

- time increased to 25 minutes.

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Level 65
Feb 6, 2019
Another great quiz, but please update the South African Coat of Arms. The current one can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armorial_of_Africa#/media/File:Coat_of_arms_of_South_Africa.png

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Level 37
May 18, 2020
Tips: Be good at flags. Learn languages for the names. If you speak English, look at the names on some of the seals.
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Level 72
Sep 21, 2022
And if you don't speak English, look at the names on some of the seals.
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Level 37
May 18, 2020
Amazing quiz. The least guessed one I got was Antigua and Barbuda. I embarrassingly missed Russia and the UK
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2020
The least known one I got was Sao Tome and Principe.
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2021
Interesting quiz! Nominated :&)!
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2021
Nominated this quiz as well. Pretty nice quiz.
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2021
Also got 163/196, somehow.
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2021
and also the one I got which was least known was The Gambia
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Level 61
Aug 25, 2021
Good quiz. Nominated.
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2021
my idiot brain

FORGOT THE UK

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Level 73
Aug 25, 2022
Least known one I got was Benin (though admittedly it was a few tries in, maybe 3 or 4– seeing the leopards, the ship, and the fort I just starting trying things on the West African coast). The least known one I got immediately was Seychelles (the tortoise was a hint for me). The most known one I missed was Mozambique, but I actually knew it was Mozambique (and it says Mozambique), I guess I just spent a long time looking at it and forgot to actually respond. The most known one I missed AND didn't know was Sweden.
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Level 45
Sep 4, 2022
The least known one i got is the gambia(the least known one i think) in only 1 try!!
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Level 45
Sep 4, 2022
I only got 4 wrong!!
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Level 48
Sep 4, 2022
Anyone here from the Drew Durnil video?
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2022
haha yo I am
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Level 45
Sep 5, 2022
I do
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2022
Sudans looks like straight out of a horror movie or something
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Level 76
Sep 29, 2022
It's at the very least rather villanous looking.
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Level 48
Sep 5, 2022
The least guessed one I got on the first try was Lesotho.
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Level 81
Sep 20, 2022
All those stupid helmets helmets got me. I had decided by the end that they were all Caribbean countries, and then I tried all of them for each of the helmets and occasionally one would work. Turns out it's really just on half of the form British colonies.
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Level 76
Sep 29, 2022
Bhutan and Kazakhstan's look great, and love the mongolian horse.

On the ugly side, North Korea's is odd and boring, and just wtf is Oman's supposed to be?

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Level 91
Jan 17, 2024
A khanjar. Symbol of power and authority in Muslim cultures.
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Level 55
Oct 29, 2022
I think you should add a bit more time, so we can actually see the picture better and guess more of them
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2022
I second this, even if you type quit fast you could do with another 5 minutes to get a proper look at the seals.
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2022
Yes, more time please.
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2023
I agree. It definitely needs more time! After looking at each coat of arms, and finding the obvious ones (which took up almost 90% of the time for me), I would have needed to look at at least sixty more remaining, trying to guess.
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Level 89
Jan 16, 2023
Yes - great quiz, but given the need to click on many of the images to enlarge them, there just isn't enough time.
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2022
Great quiz, and great idea. Would it be better with country names scrubbed out?
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2023
Does every quiz on this site have to start with someone US related? It's getting quite repetitive and boring.
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Level 57
Jan 9, 2023
Took me a while to remember what sorting I used here, but I did. It's actually in the most guessed order from the Countries of the World quiz.

So in a way the difficulty increases as you progress.

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Level 71
Jan 16, 2023
There are way too many countries that have their own name on their coat of arms. You should blur out all these countries’ names on their coat of arms because it makes the quiz unnecessarily too much easier and defeats the point of the quiz.
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2023
Agree. This quiz was chosen via nominations, but there are some improvements needed. Will try to get this fixed.
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2023
If you do that, it's fine of course, but then please give us more time to do the quiz. A lot more. It's no fun trying to guess sixty difficult ones in a few seconds by the end of the twenty minutes running out...
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Level 83
Jan 16, 2023
There's a mobile geography app that does this beautifully, with full coat of arms appearing after correct answer. Though it goes so far to scrub the full name (Republic etc) in all languages.
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Level 78
Jan 16, 2023
Afghanistan's coat of arms should be modified to reflect the change after the Taliban's takeover.
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2023
A lot of these can be derived from the national flag.
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2023
W Simplistic Ireland
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Level 86
Jan 16, 2023
Took me way too long to get the second one on the quiz. "How is this not the UK???" my brain kept saying.
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Level 89
Jan 16, 2023
It's basically the same country.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2023
True.
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2023
[Democratic Republic of the] Congo on the feature!
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Level 89
Jan 17, 2023
The Netherlands is a tricky one because the text on it is French ("je maintiendrai") which is not an official Language in that country
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Level 81
Jan 18, 2023
This was really fun - please can we have a randomised one next?
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Level 54
Feb 12, 2023
its easy for me to read Arabic names. Helped alot especially in countries like Mauritania, Sudan etc.
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2023
Yeah, I know, 11 countries have their names in Arabic. I tried removing it, but my knowledge of Arabic is nil, even with Google translate I couldn't do it. And removing all Arabic text is overkill.

So I guess it'll remain a bonus for knowing a second script.

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Level 66
Feb 12, 2023
So it seems that the names of countries were originially visible. Does anyone know how this affects the average?

In other words, does replacing the images reset the average score? I got 3 points so not sure if I'm average or a secret ace ;)

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Level 57
Feb 13, 2023
I don't think it was reset. The average is 90 now, and the majority of the results are pre-update. I suppose it will slowly drift to the new average, but it's hard to say which direction, because the time was also increased along with deleting the names.
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Level 65
Feb 12, 2023
Awesome quiz!
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2023
How did only 4% get Seychelles? The tortoise is a dead giveaway.
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Level 53
Feb 13, 2023
The Italian Coat of Arms looks a bit Marxist-Leninist to me.
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2023
The star threw me off big time
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2023
At last, someone made it! 💕

1st and 3rd don't show, by the way (unless clicked on to ne enlarged)

Thanks!

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Level 57
Feb 15, 2023
Made it almost five years ago – took a while for it to get featured. A lot of images here, so maybe sometimes not all of them load properly, I guess it depends on your connection.
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2023
Seychelles is so easy, the flag coloration in the right order is literally on there.
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Level 61
Feb 15, 2023
I rememberd guyana and suriname last second but hit give up accidently so I only missed barbados which im mad about.
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Level 52
Feb 22, 2023
this is one of the best quizzes i've ever takeN!
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Level 76
Apr 22, 2023
I got all but 4 in the last 7 rows because I kept guessing lesser-known countries since they are usually at the bottom part of a quiz like this
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Level 59
May 4, 2023
Can I make a Spanish and Dutch and maybe other translation?
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Level 57
May 5, 2023
I'm all for it!
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Level 59
May 14, 2023
Thanks!

This is the Spanish translation:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1744710/escudos-de-armas-de-paises

Still working on others.

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Level 59
Jun 3, 2023
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1744710/wapenschilden-van-landen

Dutch translation

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Level 21
Jul 9, 2023
Spanish one needs one flower in Bourbons shield
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Level 57
Nov 10, 2023
Thanks, nice catch. I've no idea how it happened, but will fix.
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Level 53
Oct 30, 2023
the least guessed one i got was vanuatu :)
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Level 76
Nov 18, 2023
Could you add a map so one can see which countries still need to be guessed?
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Level 27
Jan 3, 2024
Hey, creator of this quiz. The Coat of Arms of Algeria and Kazakhstan needs to be updated.
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Level 57
Jan 3, 2024
Yeah, it's only the styling in both cases, but updated anyway, thanks.
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Level 27
Jan 3, 2024
Yeah. Algeria's COA becomes simplified with one color while Kazakhstan's is 3D-rendered and has Latin text instead of Cyrillic.