Flag of Austria (GIF)

The flag of Austria (Austrian German: Flagge Österreichs) features a simple and distinctive design consisting of three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top and bottom stripes are red, while the middle stripe is white. White represents peace and honesty, while red stands for hardness, bravery, and strength. The flag's design is one of the oldest national flag designs in the world, dating back to the 13th century. The red and white colors are thought to originate from the coat of arms of the Babenberg dynasty, an important ruling family in Austria's medieval history. The flag represents Austria's historical and cultural heritage and has been a symbol of the nation's identity, unity, and tradition for centuries.

Adopted:May 1, 1945
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇦🇹

The coat of arms of Austria on a waving white flag
The coat of arms of Austria features a distinctive and historic design. The red and white colors are associated with Austria's national flag and have historical significance. The single-headed eagle is a symbol of the Austrian state and its long-standing connection to the Habsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria for centuries. The eagle is often seen as a symbol of strength, courage, and nobility. Additionally, the eagle symbolizing Austrian sovereignty carries a crown for the middle class, a sickle for the farming class, a hammer for the working class, and a broken chain symbolizing liberation from German occupation. The coat of arms underscores Austria's rich history and monarchy and reflects its enduring cultural heritage and royal traditions.

The Austria flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital is Vienna, and its population is about 8.956 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

The waving flag of Austria with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Vienna
Other major cities:Graz,
Official language:Austrian German
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:81.1% Austrians,
6.3% ex-Yugoslavs,
2.7% Germans,
2.2% Turks,
8.7% Others
Religions:56.9% Catholic Church,
8.8% Eastern Orthodoxy,
3.3% Protestantism,
8% Islam,
0.3% Buddhism,
22.7% None or Other
Nationality name:Austrian
Area:83,879 km²
(32,386 sq mi)
Population:8.956 million (2021)
Country codes:AT, AUT (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.at
Calling code:+43

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Austria (German: Flagge und Wappen von Österreich), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Austria
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Austria


Wikipedia has updated the red on the Austrian flag.
April 16, 2022 at 4:29 PM
Updated red color to Pantone 186 C.
April 23, 2022 at 4:44 PM

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