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Feldkirch, Vorarlberg (Austria)

Last modified: 2006-01-14 by marcus schmöger
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Name of municipality: Feldkirch
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Vorarlberg
Bezirk (district): Feldkirch
Description of arms (German): In einem silbernen Schilde erscheint eine dreilätzige schwarze Kirchenfahne. [1] [2] [3]
Blazoning of arms (English): Argent, a gonfanon with three tails Sable.
Adoption date of arms: 22 January 1930 (based on the historical arms, in this form first attested from 1548)
Description of flag: two stripes, black-white, (with coat-of-arms?) [2]
Sources: [1] [brm75
[2] [bzp73
[3] [stl04]

The Österreichische Städtebuch Vorarlberg [bzp73] describes not only the coats-of-arms of the towns, but also the town colours, that are derived from the respective arms. How these are actually used and since when, is not described in the book. Most probably the flags would be similar to other Austrian municipal flags, i.e. vertical flags (hanging flag, "Banner" or "Knatterflagge") striped in the colours, and showing the coat-of-arms.

Marcus Schmöger, 8 August 2005

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