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Freistadt, Oberösterreich (Austria)

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[Freistadt] [Freistadt] by M. Schmöger

Name of municipality: Freistadt
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
Bezirk (district): Freistadt
Description of arms (German): In Rot ein silberner Balken.
Blazoning of arms (English): Gules, a fess Argent.
Adoption date of arms: 1282 (first seal imprint)
Description of flag: three stripes, red-white-red, with coat-of-arms
two stripes, white-red, with coat-of-arms
Adoption date of flag: unknown

M. Schmöger, 26 October 2003 / 11 August 2004

In addition to the already described white-red flag Freistadt also uses a red-white-red flag (basically a banner-of-arms) with the town arms.
M. Schmöger, 11 August 2004

Comments on the arms:

What's the story behind the arms of Freistadt? It's the same as the national coat of arms.
Stefan Schwoon, 27 October 2003

The arms is used as a seal since at least 1282 (with some temporary additions later on, coming back to the original design 1939). Originally it was the symbol of the supremacy of the Austrian dukes over this town.
M. Schmöger
, 27 October 2003

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