|Armiger Republic of Mozambique|
Crest Red star
|Escutcheon The emblem of the Republic of Mozambique shall contain as its central elements a book, a gun and a hoe, superimposed on a map of Mozambique. Below the map the ocean shall be represented. In the center shall be the rising sun. Enclosing all this shall be a toothed wheel. Surrounding the toothed wheel there shall be, to the right and left respectively, an ear of maize and a piece of sugar cane. At the bottom there shall be a red strip with the inscription bearing the name of the country in Portuguese.|
Motto República de Moçambique "Republic of Mozambique"
The national emblem of Mozambique was adopted in 1990 in the Constitution of Mozambique article 194. The Article clearly states the design and meaning of the device. It shows a gear wheel, bordered by corn stalks and sugarcane. In the middle there is a red sun over a map of Mozambique in green, and blue waves, an AK-47 crossed with a hoe, and a book. The wreath is tied with a ribbon bearing the name of the country. The emblem is "socialist heraldry" style similar to those of the Soviet republics.
As described in the Mozambican constitution article 194, the various parts of the emblem have a special symbolism, i.e.
From 1975-1982, the map of Mozambique was brown instead of green. Along with this change of colour, the position of the wreath was changed, the text was changed from black to gold, and a gold border was added around the red star.
In 1990, with the implementation of the new constitution, the name of the country was changed from República Popular de Moçambique to República de Moçambique, and the text on the emblem was changed accordingly.