National Arms of Libya

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THE NATIONAL ARMS OF LIBYA

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Origin/meaning

Since 2011 Libya has only a provisional government which uses the above seal.

Libya never used proper heraldic arms since the independence in 1951.

Kingdom of Libya

From 1951-1969 Libya was a Kingdom using the arms below.

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Libyan Republic

From 1970-1972 Libya was a republic using arms with the eage of Saladin, similar to several other Arabic countries. From 1972-1977 Libya was part of the Federation of Arab Republics, together with Egypt and Syria. The logo used was identical for the three countries, with some country-specific texts. From 1977-2011 the logo was similar, but with a green shield.

Arms of National Arms of Libya

The arms from 1970-1972
Arms of National Arms of Libya

The logo from 1972-1977
Arms of National Arms of Libya

The logo from 1977-2011

Colonial arms

Libya was created in 1951 from Italian Libya, which, in turn was a merger of Italian Cyrenaica and Italian Tripolitania. See there for the colonial arms.


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