Seal of Mauritania

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Seal of Mauritania
Seal of Mauritania.svg
Armiger Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Adopted 1 April 1959

The seal of Mauritania (Arabic: شعار الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية‎, French: Sceau de la Mauritanie) is based on the national flag of Mauritania, which was adopted on 1 April 1959. It contains green and gold emblems. The green symbolizes Islam, the major religion in the nation, and the gold represents the sands of the Sahara desert. The crescent and star are also emblems of Islam. The edges read "Islamic Republic of Mauritania" in Arabic and French.