Emblem of Uzbekistan
The state emblem of Uzbekistan was adopted on July 2, 1992.
In the centre of the emblem depicts Huma bird with wings spread — in Uzbek mythology, the symbol of happiness and freedom. Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi characterized the bird Humo as the kindest of all living beings.
In the upper part of the emblem is an octagon, symbolizing the approval of the Republic the Crescent and the star.
The image of the sun symbolizes the light that illuminates the path of the Uzbek state, as well as emphasizes the unique natural and climatic conditions of the Republic.
Two rivers, represents the wish that the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, which flow in the territory of Uzbekistan.
The ears are the symbol of bread, stems with open cotton bolls characterize the main wealth of Uzbekistan. Together, wheat and cotton bolls entwined with ribbon of the national flag, symbolize the consolidation of the peoples living in the Republic.