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Burgenland (Austria)

Last modified: 2002-09-07 by rob raeside
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by Jan Oskar Engene
adopted 25 June 1971

by Dr. Peter Diem

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Description of the flag

In Die Symbole Oesterreichs by Peter Diem (1995) the field of the arms is shown as gold, while the bottom field of the flag is yellow.
Jan Oskar Engene, 11 April 1996

Burgenland is a very young Austrian province. It was founded in 1921 after the Treaty of Trianon, which annexed this territory to Austria from Hungary. The new province lived to 1938 (Anschluss), and after World War II it was reborn.
István Molnár, 13 June 2000

Burgenland is home to more than 8,000 ethnic Hungarians. More than 30% of the inhabitants live in four settlements: Unterwart/Alsóor, Oberwart/Felsoor, Oberpullendorf/Felsopulya and Siget in der Wart/Orisziget. They use the Hungarian flag on the Hungarian national holidays.
István Molnár, 5 June 2001

This is interesting, since Burgenland was transferred from Hungary to Austria following the First World War, because of its predominantly German speaking population. It was the only territorial gain for Austria following that war (at the same time she lost a lot more territory to Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia (a country which hadn't got that name yet), Italy, Romania...).
Elias Granqvist, 5 June 2001


Coat of Arms

by Dr. Peter Diem

Or, standing upon a rock sable an eagle regardant wings displayed gules, langued of the same, crowned and armed of the first, on his breast an escutcheon paly of four, of the third and white fur, fimbriated of the field, and in dexter and sinister cantons two crosslets paty sable.
Joe McMillan, 18 March 2002

which means...In yellow a red eagle, looking to its left, with a golden crown standing on a black rock, escutcheon with vertical bars red and white fur, over each wing a black Greek cross.

The "white fur" on the stripes of the shield is in German, Kürsch.
Peter Diem
, 26 August 2002


Neusiedl am See

by István Molnár
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Until 1920 Neusiedl am See was part of Moson county in Hungary, and called Nezsider. From 1920-1938 it was in Burgenland, Austria, from 1938-1945 in Ostmark, Germany, and 1945-now in Burgenland, Austria. Its Croatian name is Niuzalj. The settlement became a town in 1926.

The Town Flag Stadtfarben in 1926 was devised green and white. The coat of arms is shown and described in the web page (in German).

István Molnár, 6 March 2002

Podersdorf am See village

by István Molnár
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Podersdorf am See is a community in the Neusiedl am See district of Burgenland, Austria on the east bank of the Lake Neusiedler See (Ferto). The settlement has 2122 inhabitants (89% German; 1991 census). The settlement was a village in the Nezsider (Neusiedl) district of Moson (Wieselburg) county of the Kingdom of Hungary till 1920 (Treaty of Trianon).

The Coat of Arms of the settlement are shown on this web page (in German).
István Molnár, 8 June 2002

Illmitz

The flag of Illmitz is blue and white (like Podersdorf am See) with the coat of arms of the settlement. But it seems the colours of the coat of arms on the flag are different from the colours of the coat of arms in other sources.

Illmitz is a community in the Neusiedl am See district of Burgenland, Austria on the east bank of the Lake Neusiedler See (Ferto). The settlement has 2517 inhabitants (95% German; 1991 census). The settlement was a village in the Nezsider (Neusiedl) district of Moson (Wieselburg) county of the Kingdom of Hungary till 1920 (Treaty of Trianon).
István Molnár, 8 June 2002





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