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Dornbirn, Vorarlberg (Austria)

Last modified: 2006-01-14 by marcus schmöger
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 by Marcus Schmöger

Name of municipality: Dornbirn
Status: Gemeinde (municipality)
Land (state): Vorarlberg
Bezirk (district): Feldkirch
Description of arms (German): In einem ovalen, roten, von einem silbernen Querbalken durchzogenen Schilde ein grüner befruchteter Birnbaum, aus grünem Boden erwachsend. [1] [2] [3]
Blazoning of arms (English): Gules, a fess Argent, issuant from a mount Vert, a pear-tree Vert, fructed Or.
Adoption date of arms: 1 February 1929 (based on the historical arms, originally granted 23 September 1655)
Description of flag: two stripes, red-white, with coat-of-arms [4]; colours (flag) are not mentioned in [2
Sources: [1] [brm75]
[2] [bzp73
[3] [stl04]
[4] photo at

Marcus Schmöger, 9 August 2005

Historical variants:

Earlier versions of the flag either showed seven stripes of red and white, with the arms (1954); or two stripes, as currently, but in a very long flag (10:1) (1958).
Source: Matt, W, Platzgummer, H & Platzgummer, H (2002) Geschichte der Stadt Dornbirn: Ortsansichten und Lebenswelten in historischen Fotografien. Dornbirn (Stadt Dornbirn).

Marcus Schmöger, 9 August 2005

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