- Coat of arms of Madeira
Coat of arms of the Autonomous Region of Madeira Details Escutcheon blue a pale or charged with the Cross of Christ Supporters Two monk seals Motto Portuguese: Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres
The coat of arms of the Autonomous Region of Madeira was established by Regional Legislative Decree n.º 11/91/M, on the 24th of April 1991.
The central shield is blazoned, azure a pale or charged with a Cross of Christ.
The monk seals supporting the shield in the coat of arms is a homage of the Autonomous Region of Madeira to the only large mammals found by the first inhabintants of the island, and also alludes to the need of preserving this endangered species.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira motto, Das Ilhas as Mais Belas e Livres, is Portuguese for "Of all islands, the most beautiful and free".
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