Sunday, September 26, 2010

Madagascar - Coat of Arms 1971

25 Madagascar Francs - Ambatondrazaka
Origin/meaning: The three zebu heads in the first quarter and the corn and rice in the fourth quarter symbolise agriculture and especially the importance of cattle for the area. Ambotondrazaka has been mentioned as the agricultural capital of the country. The second quarter symbolises the Alaotra lake, the third the local rives, which are rich in fish, which is an important aspect of the local economy.
25 Madagascar Francs - Morondava
Origin/meaning: The arms show a large baobab tree, typical for the region. The boats indicate that Morondava is a main harbour town. The elements are similar to those of Majunga.

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