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Niederoesterreich (Austria)

Lower Austria

Last modified: 2002-08-30 by rob raeside
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by Rob Raeside
adopted 09 August 1954

by Dr. Peter Diem
Blue, five yellow eagles 2:2:1.

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Description of the flag

According to Die Symbole Österreichs by Peter Diem (1995), the Lower Austrian state coat of arms is crowned by a three-towered mural crown.
Jan Oskar Engene 11 April 1996

The colour of the Niederösterreich flag is "Blue Danube" blue and yellow
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002

Coat of Arms

by Dr. Peter Diem

Five golden eagles on a blue shield, two over two over one.  The shield is surmounted by a golden mural crown with three towers.

Origin of the flag

I have read that these arms (azure, five eaglets 2, 2 and 1 or) are also known as Austria Ancient, being the arms of the rulers of the Ostmark before that district became a Habsburg possession (and a separate duchy, named Österreich, within the Holy Roman Empire). It is mentioned on the Swiss pages that the original Habsburg arms were or, a lion rampant gules.

Mike Oettle, 15 March 2002

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