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Oberoesterreich (Austria)

Upper Austria

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by Jan Oskar Engene
adopted 25 April 1949

State Flag, by Dr. Peter Diem

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Coat of Arms

by Dr. Peter Diem


Das Wappen des Landes Oberösterreich besteht aus einem gespaltenen Schild, der vome in Schwarz einen goldenen, rotbezungten und rotbewehrten Adler zeigt und hinten dreimal von Silber und Rot gespalten wird. Der Schild trägt den österreichischen Erzherzogshut.
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002

The coat of arms of the "Bundesland" (federal state) Oberösterreich is a shield with, on the left, a golden eagle armed with red tongue and red claws on a black background. On the right it is divided three times in silver and red. The shield has on the top the archducal hat of Austria.
J. Patrick Fischer, Joe McMillan, 19 August 2002

Arms: Per pale: 1. Sable an eagle displayed or, armed and langued gules; 2. Paly of four gules and argent. The shield ensigned of an Austrian archducal coronet.

The German speaks of an Erzherzogshut, which translates literally as an archducal cap of maintenance, but there is in fact a coronet enclosing the cap of maintenance. (When a coronet or crown is mentioned, the cap of maintenance does not appear in the blazon. It is only blazoned if it appears on its own, without a coronet. Many Scottish lords display caps of maintenance.) When a cap of maintenance is mentioned in German (in conjunction with a crown), it is frequently called a Kronmutze (crown-cap).
Mike Oettle, 19 August 2002