Sulawesi Selatan

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Coat of arms (crest) of Sulawesi Selatan
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The arms were adopted in 1972.

The arms consist of seven parts which meaning is described below :

  • 1. Five pointed star and its reflection: as a light to create the symbol for The One Supreme God.
  • 2. The circle of "unhealed rice and cottons". It consists of 17 unhusked rice-ears, 8 cottons with 4 toots on calyxes and 5 toots on cotton, which describes the 17th of August 1945 as proclamation day of Indonesia's independence.
  • 3. The vision of fort of Somba Opu from the air. The fort symbolizes the heroism of the South Sulawesi people. There are three halls of the fort and each load of: a. a Phinisi boat symbolizing the spirit of seaman tenacity, full-militancy and capable to popularise the aim of the 17th of August 1945 struggle. The boat is directing western appropriated the capital of Indonesia; b. the hoe symbolizes the agrarian community as basis and machine tooth symbolizes industries as principal supports. c. the coconut symbolizes the natural wealth of South Sulawesi.
  • 4. An unsheated small dagger between rice and cotton with pattern inherent five curves, which symbolizes spirit of heroism and alert in protecting the nation. The five curves are sacred numerals of each principle in philosophy of Pancasila
  • 5. Mountain, village, and pieces of rice-field for fertility, strive for justice and welfare community. The 23 pieces of rice-field is appropriate total of regencies in South Sulawesi as one of the rice-barns in Indonesia.
  • 6. The motto in Lontara local characters means "Toddo'puli", which means firm in conviction.
  • 7. A ribbon inscribes Sulawesi Selatan "South Sulawesi as a province of Indonesia. The ribbon is in silk designed, which describes special characteristic and precious of culture since long time ago.

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