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Mauterndorf, Salzburg (Austria)

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by M. Schmöger,
7 November 2007
by M. Schmöger,
22 June 2009

Name of municipality: Mauterndorf
Status: Marktgemeinde (market-town)
Land (state): Salzburg
Bezirk (district): Tamsweg
Description of arms (German): In einem gespaltenen Schild vorne in Schwarz ein silberner gestürzter, geschmiedeter Nagel, hinten in Rot ein silbernes Tatzen-Kreuz mit größerem Längsbalken. [1] [2]
Blazoning of arms (English): Per pale: dexter Sable, a nail point upwards Argent; sinister Gules, a cross patty Argent, the vertical bar longer than the horizontal one.
Adoption date of arms: 18 March 1928 (based on the old arms first attested 1592)
Description of flag: two stripes, black-red, with or without coat-of-arms [2] [3] [4] [5]
Adoption date of flag: basic pattern already before 1904 [2]
Sources: [1] [zpf85]
[2] [stl04]
[3] e-mail from municipality (with photo), 23 October 2007
[4] photography of a hanging flag at a butcher's shop, by M. Schmöger, 11 June 2009
[5] list of Austrian municipal colours, by Jan Miller, 18 February 1965/ 16 April 1965/ 24 June 1965 (archive Arnold Rabbow)

This one is particular, as already Ströhl in 1904 [stl04] mentions the flag, which is totally uncommon:
"Die Ortsflagge wird heute noch schwarz-rot geführt." (The village flag is still used in black-red.)
M. Schmöger
, 7 November 2007

In addition to the version showing the arms, there is also one without the arms. Probably this version was used more extensively in the past, when most municipal flags were plain striped flags without arms.
M. Schmöger, 22 June 2009

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