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The EMBLEM OF KUWAIT ( Arabic
Arabic
: شعار الكويت‎‎) was adopted in 1962 and it consists of the shield of the flag design in color superimposed on a golden falcon ( Hawk of Quraish ) with wings displayed. The falcon supports a disk containing a boom sailing ship, a type of dhow , with the full name of the state written (in Arabic
Arabic
) at the top of the disk.

The dhow is a symbol of the maritime tradition of the country and is also found in the national coats of arms of Qatar
Qatar
. The falcon is a symbol of the Banu Quraish line, to which the Islamic prophet Muhammad belonged and is likewise found in many coats of arms of the Arabian Peninsula.

The coat of arms replaced an older emblem with a falcon and two crossed flags.

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Emblem 1940-1956 *

Emblem 1956-1962

SEE ALSO

* Flag of Kuwait
Kuwait

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National emblems and coats of arms of Asia
National emblems and coats of arms of Asia

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Qatar
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