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Province : Jawa Timur

Arms of Surabaya

Official blazon


The name Soerabaja, Surabaja, is derived from the words Soera (shark) and Bojo (crocodile), the arms thus show a shark and a crocodile.

In the late 19th century the name of the city was also supposedly derived from Soerâ-ing-bâjâ and as arms it was proposed to adopt a knight with a lotus flower. This proposal was never accepted.

Colonial arms

The arms were officially granted on September 28, 1931.


In azuur een zwemmende haai van zilver, de kop omlaag, en de staart opgebogen, waaronder een zwem­mende omgewende krokodil van hetzelfde, de kop naar boven gericht en de staart opgebogen. Het schild gedekt met een gouden kroon van drie bladeren en twee paarlen. Schildhouders: twee leeuwen van goud getongd en genageld van keel. Wapenspreuk: "Soerâ-ing-bâjâ" in gouden latijnsche letters op een lint van azuur.

The motto Soerâ-ing-bâjâ means 'Virtue in battle'.


The full colonial arms

The arms in the Koffie Hag albums +/- 1930
Arms of Surabaya

The arms on a tile, 1930s
Arms of Surabaya

The arms on a tile, 1930s

Literature : Rühl, 1933; Koffie Hag albums, 1920s and


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