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|by Jan Oskar Engene
||by Željko Heimer|
adopted 25 November 1945
| (state service flag)|
Coat-of-arms: in white, a red eagle with a wreath around the head. The flag
often has no shield, but has a white disc, visible only in the
Željko Heimer, 1996
The use of a circle is slowly dying out and
the shield is becoming more used.
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002
Peter Diem's book, Die Symbole Österreichs [die95]
flag with the shield. Smith [smi75] shows it without the shield. I have
seen flags without the shield in Austria. Smith says that this
flag is 'de facto', i.e., without firm legal background, so it is
possible that there are variations in use.
Jan Oskar Engene, 11 April 1996
The colors white and green are also as the Tyrolean colors.
These are called "Schützen", the plural of "Schütze"
(archer) and derives from "schießen" (to shoot).
Peter Holzleitner, 28 July 1997
These can be also displayed as a flag. The flag of Südtirol (South
Tyrol) in Italy is the same flag as Austrian Tirol (white over
red) but is hung vertically (white | red). On it appears the arms
of Südtirol, which look like those of Tyrol, but which are
different. These arms are the very first arms of Tyrol, and are a
reproduction of the arms of Tyrol found on an altar in the castle
of Tyrol. On the flag, under the arms, appear in black the
Pascal Vagnat, 27 March 1996
The flag with the eagle is for public buildings and offices, it
is the government flag, without eagle for private, sometimes on
private house they hoist also the flag with the eagle. There is a
different eagle for the Austrian Tyrol and the Autonomous
province of Bozen-South-Tyrol. You can find the correct picture
of the eagle on http://www.tirol.gv.at
Karl Palfrader 14 March 1999
I must add that I saw also a variant where the eagle was in
shield (and even one with the inscription Tyrol in the top of the
shield) but this was in a flag shop in Vienna, so I trust the
Dov Gutterman 14 March 1999
by Dr. Peter Diem
Das Tiroler Wappen zeigt in silbernem Schild einen roten, golden bekrönten
nach heraldisch rechts blickenden Adler mit goldenen Waffen, mit goldenen
Flügelspangen mit Kleeblattenden und einem nach oben offenen grünen Kranz hinter
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002
The Tyrolean coat of arms shows a red eagle on a
silver shield with a golden crown. The eagle looks to the heraldic right and is
armed with golden claws and legs, golden bars in the wings
ending in a shamrock and a green wreath, open on the top,
behind its head.
J. Patrick Fisher, 19 August 2002
Argent an Eagle Gules beaked, membered and crowned Or wings surmounted with Trefoils on stems
Or, the head wreathed Vert.
Željko Heimer, 20 August 2002 / Mike Oettle, 19 August 2002