Chile: National Symbol                                      

Coat of Arms

  • On the left side there is a huemul, the most rare mammal in Chile.


  • On the right side there is a condor, a bird of prey from the Andes.


  • Both animals have the navy's golden crown on their heads which symbolizes the heroic deeds of the Chilean Navy in the Pacific Ocean.


  • The coat of arms is crowned by a three-feathered crest, each feather bearing one color: blue, white and red. This crest was a symbol of distinction that former presidents of the Republic used to wear on their hats.


  • Underneath the coat of arms on the pedestal, there is a white band with the motto: "By reason or by force."