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Keutschach am See, Carinthia (Austria)

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[Keutschach am See (according to Deuer)]
[Keutschach am See (according to photo)]
by M. Schmöger, 27 January 2010 by M. Schmöger, 27 January 2010

Name of municipality: Keutschach am See (Hodiše ob jezeru)
Status: Ortsgemeinde (municipality)
Land (state): Kärnten (Carinthia)
Bezirk (district): Klagenfurt-Land
Description of arms (German): Ein vierfach geteilter Schild: das rechte obere und das linke untere Feld zeigen auf schwarzem Grund drei goldene Querbalken [von Schwarz und Silber fünfmal geteilt]. Das linke obere und rechte untere Feld zeigen eine rote obere und eine silberne untere Fläche. In der silbernen Fläche befindet sich ein gestürzter roter Hut mit goldenem Überstulp; aus dem Hut wachsen drei aufrecht gestellte [schwarze] Straußenfedern [in die rote Schildhälfte]. Auf dem Schild ruht in der Mitte ein kleiner Herzschild, der auf schwarzem Grunde eine silberne Rübe mit drei grünen Blättern zeigt. [1] [2] [3]
Blazoning of arms (English): Quarterly: 1 and 4 barry of six Sable and Or; 2 and 3 per fess Gules and Argent, in fesspoint an hat inverted Gules flapped Or, issuant thereof three feathers Sable; on an inescutcheon Sable a turnip Argent with three leaves Vert.
Adoption date of arms: 11 February 1954
Description of flag: three stripes, green-white-black, with coat-of-arms [1] [2] [3]; sometimes with the full arms instead of the shield only [4]
Adoption date of flag: 21 July 2003, but used before that date
Sources: [1] [dew06], see also PDF at official website of Carinthia
[2] [lio65]
[3] e-mail from municipality (with flag photo), 26 January 2010
[4] photo in: Keutschach am See (Hrsg.) (2003) Keutschach am See – Eine Chronik. Klagenfurt (Johannes Heyn), p. 140.

The coat-of-arms granted in 1954 was the full achievement of the local noble family Keutschacher including three helmets and crests. Although this was soon considered inappropriate for a municipaly symbol, the arms were never formally simplified to the shield alone. Therefore, the full arms is still used alongside the simpler version; at least a former version of the flag also showed the full arms [4], whereas the current flag version does show the shield only [3].

M. Schmöger, 27 January 2010

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