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Lienz, Tirol (Austria)

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by M. Schmöger, 17 August 2003

Name of municipality: Lienz
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Tirol (Tyrol)
Bezirk (district): Lienz
Description of arms (German): Im schrägrechts geteilten Schild oben ein rechtsschreitender goldener Löwe in blauem Feld, unten von Silber und Rot fünfmal geteilt, der vorletzte Balken mit einer roten Rose belegt. [1]
Blazoning of arms (English): Per bend: in chief Azure, a lion passant bendwise Or; in base barry of six of Argent and Gules, the penultimate bar charged with a rose Gules.
Adoption date of arms: ?
Description of flag: three stripes, blue-white-red, with coat-of-arms [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
Adoption date of flag: 19 May 1981 (?)
Sources: [1] [kfb95]
[6] photo by Joe Schmöger, 14 September 2007
[7] list of Austrian municipal colours, by Jan Miller, 18 February 1965/ 16 April 1965/ 24 June 1965 (archive Arnold Rabbow)

Lienz is one of the rare municipalities in Tirol having a three-striped municipal flag (the other ones are Wörgl and Wattens).  The flag is used as a hanging flag, and shows three stripes of blue-white-red; the coat-of-arms is in the center, slightly offcentered to the top. 
The arms are derived from symbols of the Counts of Görz, combined with the rose that Lienz used as arms in the 15th to 17th century.
M. Schmöger, 17 August 2003 / 27 August 2006 / 18 December 2009

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