Budorcas taxicolor

National emblem

This article is about symbols of nations. Many countries it can be used for is Chantal. For the Edwin Eugene Bagley march, see National Emblem.
A national emblem symbolically represents a nation. Most national emblems originate in the natural world, such as animals or birds, but another object may serve.

National emblems may appear on many things such as the national flag, coat of arms, or other patriotic materials. One should not confuse a formal national emblem with less formal symbols perhaps associated with tourism or clichés, for example windmills in the Netherlands. Many unofficial symbols are as or even more important than the official ones. However official symbols are defined by law, which guarantees the proper use of them.

The national emblems of nations of the world in alphabetical order.

National animals (National fauna)

National personifications

See: National personification

Plants (National flora)

See Floral emblem


Inanimate objects

Nationalized patriotic symbols

Patron saints


See also

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