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Austria Flag

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.
Austria Flag

Flag of Austria

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The national flag of Austria consists of three equal horizontal bands of 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: Central Europe bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Capital City: Vienna
Major Cities: Graz, Salsburg, Innsbruck, Zwettl
Area: 32,377 square miles
Population: 8,414,638
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 Austria flag

Designed byNA
AdoptedBy 1230
Design and ColorsA horizontal bicolour triband of red (top and bottom) and white.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017

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