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Friesach, Carinthia (Austria)

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[Friesach (according to Deuer)]
[Friesach (according to photo)]
[Friesach (according to photo)]
by M. Schmöger, 17 January 2010 by M. Schmöger, 17 January 2010 by M. Schmöger, 26 January 2010

Name of municipality: Friesach (Bre˛e)
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Kärnten (Carinthia)
Bezirk (district): Sankt Veit an der Glan
Description of arms (German): In Rot eine ein Fünfeck bildende silberne Stadtbefestigung, die nach unten zu einem doppelpfortigen Torgebäude mit knopfbekröntem Zeltdach spitz zuläuft, rechts und links je einen ebenso gedeckten Turm umschließt und oben von einem durch zwei kleine Zinnentürmchen flankierten großen Zinnenturm überragt wird. [1] [2] [3]
Blazoning of arms (English): Gules, a pentagonal city wall tapering to base containing in base a portal building with a double portal and a pavilion roof topped with a plate, in dexter and sinister each a tower with the same type of roof, in chief a tower embattled between two small turrets embattled, all Argent.
Adoption date of arms: seal first attested 1265, arms confirmed 6 March 1969
Description of flag: two stripes, red-white, with coat-of-arms [1] [3] [4] [5]
Adoption date of flag: 6 March 1969
Sources: [1] [dew06], see also PDF at official website of Carinthia
[2] [stl04]
[3] [lio65]
[5] photo by Stefan Schwoon, 23 September 2007

M. Schmöger, 17 January 2010 / 26 January 2010

Historical flag

A historical flag coloured white-yellow-blue-yellow from the time around 1750 is in the possession of the city [1]; the exact pattern is unknown to me.

M. Schmöger, 17 January 2010

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