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Lower Austria (Austria)


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Keywords: niederoesterreich | lower austria | eagles: 5 (yellow) | crown: mural (yellow) | land | landesfarben | state flag | state service flag | bicolour: blue-yellow |
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image by Rob Raeside
image by Peter Diem
(civil flag)
adopted 9 August 1954
(state service flag)

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Description of the flag

The colour of the Niederösterreich flag is "Blue Danube" blue and yellow.
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002

Coat of Arms

image by Peter Diem

Five golden eagles on a blue shield, two over two over one. The shield is surmounted by a golden mural crown with three towers.
Peter Diem

According to Die Symbole Österreichs by Peter Diem (1995) [die95], the Lower Austrian state coat of arms is crowned by a three-towered mural crown.
Jan Oskar Engene, 11 April 1996

Origin of the flag and coat of arms

I have read that these arms (azure, five eaglets 2, 2 and 1 or) are also known as Austria Ancient, being the arms of the rulers of the Ostmark before that district became a Habsburg possession (and a separate duchy, named Österreich, within the Holy Roman Empire). It is mentioned on the Swiss pages that the original Habsburg arms were or, a lion rampant gules.
Mike Oettle, 15 March 2002