Coat of Arms
Aruba's Coat of Arms has been in use since November 15, 1955. The design was created by "Atelier voor Heraldische Kunst," of Amsterdam, Holland, but it was later altered to reflect of the symbols of Aruba.
The following are the components of the Coat of Arms:
- The Aloe is the symbol of the first source of prosperity of Aruba
- Hooiberg (Aruba's second highest point of elevation and its most recognizable landmark) symbolizes Aruba rising out of the sea.
- The handshake is the symbol of the friendly ties Aruba enjoys with other nations and people, both on the political and economic level.
- The gear symbolizes industry.
- The cross in the center represents devotion and faith.
- The lion, sitting atop the Coat of Arms, represents power and generosity.
- The laurel leaves are the symbols of peace and friendship.