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Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

Last modified: 2006-07-08 by antonio martins
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Flag of Vaduz
image by António Martins, 29 Oct 1999
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Description of the flag

Based on a description in [kra81]:

Divided horizontally - the upper field red and white, the lower field red.
I understand the description to be in the proportions 1-1-2.
Jan Oskar Engene 11 Apr 1996

Banner of the arms

BoA of Vaduz
image by António Martins, 21 Mar 2001

The arms are divided into four fields, the first and the fourth are silver with a red prince’s crown, the second and the third are red with a silver ecclesiastical banner with three rings. The silver banner is a reminder of Count Hartmann III of Wendenberg-Sargans who was given the present day areas of Oberland and parts of the Unterland by treaty on the 3rd of May 1342. This treaty gave birth to the county of Vaduz whose links with the empire were confirmed by King Venceslas in 1396. So were created the territorial and judicial bases of the future state of Liechstenstein. Hartmann, Count of Vaduz, was the first ruler of the country to establish his residence in the castle. The ecclesiastical banner is also a reminder that the counts of Vaduz were the founders of the church of Saint Florin. The arms were given to the commune of Vaduz by law by the former reigning Prince on the 26th of July 1978.
Pascal Vagnat, 21 Nov 1995

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