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1341 gathering of prince-electors from the constituent states of the Holy Roman Empire. The use of heraldry as a means to identify geographical entities is a centuries-old tradition, preceding flags.

This is a template for the orderly and simple illustration of countries, regions, cities or other entities – e.g. in lists and infoboxes – through their respective coats of arms.

The omission of all elements of achievement save the quintessential escutcheon is a conventional heraldic practice that ensures the distinctiveness of the motifs even at low resolutions (20px is default). This also provides a meaningful degree of uniformity.

I.e. e.g. {{Coat of arms|Belgium}} would produce the image Arms of Belgium.svg instead of variants such as Greater Coat of Arms of Belgium.svg, State coat of arms of Belgium.svg or Arms of Belgium (with crown).svg.


*{{Coat of arms|Australia}}
*{{Coat of arms|Austria}}
*{{Coat of arms|Canada}}
*{{Coat of arms|Holy Roman Empire}}
*{{Coat of arms|Kingdom of France|text=none}}
*{{Coat of arms|Paris|text=''[[Fluctuat nec mergitur]]''}}
*{{Coat of arms|United Kingdom|size=45px}}
*{{Coat of arms|United States}}

Would produce:


Field name Required Description Default value Special value
size no The size of the arms. Include the denomination "px". 20px N/A
link no Where one is directed by clicking on the arms The initial value written {{Coat of arms|X}} N/A
text no The piece of text appearing on the right-hand side of the arms. The initial value written {{Coat of arms|X}} "none" gives no text whatsoever

See also