Emblem of Cameroon
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The National Emblem of Cameroon consists of a shield with a banner above and below it. Behind the shield are two crossed fasces. The shield has the same color pattern as the Flag of Cameroon, and in the center is a map of the nation. The scales of justice are superimposed on top of the map of the nation.
The banner at the bottom gives the name of the nation, and its date of independence in French. The top banner contains the national motto: Paix, Travail, Patrie. The fasces are a symbol of the republic's authority, and the scales of justice represent justice.