Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union BG

Bulgaria’s Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms of the Republic of Bulgaria

The Republic of Bulgaria's coat of arms shall be a national symbol representing the independence and sovereignty of both the Bulgarian nation and state.


The Republic of Bulgaria's coat of arms shall be a crowned gold lion rampant quadrant in a dark gules field in the form of a shield. Atop such shield there shall be a large crown, whose archetype are the royal crowns of Bulgarian sovereigns from the Second Bulgarian Empire, comprising five crests and additionally surmounted by a crest itself. The dexter and the sinister supporter of the shield shall be two crowned gold lions rampant quadrant, facing the shield on either side. The supporters shall stand on a compartment made of two crossed fruited oak-branches. Beneath the shield contained in a white scroll with a tricolour border thrown across the oak-branches' edges shall be the motto inscribed in gold letters: "United we stand Strong".