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The second-oldest flag in use at least since 1230, the Austrian Flag comprises three equal bands of red, white, and red respectively from top to bottom. Also, download a picture of a blank Austria flag for kids to color.

Austria Flag


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The national flag of Austria consists of three equal horizontal bands red (top), white, and red. The red and white pattern on the Austria Flag is symbolic

of the bloodstained white coat worn by the Duke of Austria during a gruesome battle.

The Austrian flag originated when Duke Friedrich II wanted Austria to become more independent of the Roman Empire so he adopted the red-white-red flag in 1230.

The current version of the Austrian flag was adopted on April 27, 1984.

Official Name: The Republic of Austria
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: 1230
Location of Austria: This landlocked country shares its borders with the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
Capital City of Austria: Vienna
Major Cities of Austria: Graz, Salsburg, Innsbruck, Zwettl
Area: 32,377 square miles
Population: 9.12 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: German
National Anthem: Land of Mountains, Land by the River
National symbol(s): Golden eagle, edelweiss, Alpine gentian
National colors: red, white
National anthem:
Name: “Bundeshymne” (Federal Hymn)
Lyrics/music: Paula von PRERADOVIC/Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART or Johann HOLZER (disputed)

Facts about the Austria flag

Country Austria
Designed by NA
Adopted By 1230
Revision NA
Design and Colors A horizontal bicolor triband of red (top and bottom) and white.
Size Ratio 2:3

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