Coat of Arms of Malta and Gozo
The Maltese Coat-of-Arms consists of a shield showing a heraldic representation of the National Flag of Malta; above the shield there is a mural crown in gold with sally port and eight turrets (five only being visible), representing the fortifications of Malta and denoting a City State; around the shield there is a wreath of two branches, the dexter of olive, the sinister a palm, symbols of peace and traditionally associated with Malta, all in their proper colors, tied at the base with a white ribbon, backed with red and upon which are written the words "Repubblika ta'' Malta" in capital letters in black.
The official coat-of-arms of Gozo is a field divided horizontally: the upper two thirds silver; the lower Gozo Coat of Armsone third made up of six parallel wavy horizontal bands alternately silver and black, the top one silver, the bottom one black. Upon the upper part, three slightly pointed hills in black, the centre hill higher and in front of the other two hills. Above the shield is a mural coronet with five eschaugettes and a sally-port in gold. Simultaneously with this emblem, Gozo earned its popular nickname the Island of the Three Hills probably derived from the hilly view when observed from mainland Malta.
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