Emblem of Uzbekistan - the official state symbol of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Approved July 2, 1992. State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an image of a rising sun over the mountains, rivers and blooming valley, surrounded by a wreath composed of the right and left ears of wheat - of cotton branches with open cotton bolls. In the center of the emblem Humo (bird of happiness in Uzbekistan) with outstretched wings - in Uzbek mythology symbol of happiness and freedom. Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi called Khumo as the kindest of all living beings. In the top of the emblem is octahedron, symbolizing the assertion of the republic and - crescent and star. Image of the sun symbolizes the light that illuminates the path of the Uzbek government, and also highlights the unique natural and climatic conditions of the country. Two rivers, painted under the bird - it Amudarya and Syrdarya, which occur on the territory of Uzbekistan. Spikes are a symbol of bread and stalks with open cotton bolls main riches of Uzbekistan. However, ears and cotton bolls ribbon entwined State Flag characterized by consolidation of the peoples living in the republic.