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Balzers (Liechtenstein)

Balzers

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Description of the flags

M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

The flag has three stripes blue-yellow-blue, of equal width. So the flags of Balzers and of Gamprin are identical. The official texts for the communes say that they can also use their coats of arms to make flags (banners of the arms). (Sources: [kra82] and the Decree of H.R.H., the Reigning Prince, granting a coat of arms and a flag to the commune of Gamprin, of the 30th April 1958)
Pascal Vagnat 04 Apr 1999


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Vertical flag, simple stripes

Vertical flag of Balzers
image by M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, simple stripes. Sources for this flag design: my own observations and photos, on 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Balzers; this official princely photo
M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

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Vertical flag, stripes and arms

Vertical flag of Balzers
image by M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, stripes with banner-of-arms in the head. Sources for this flag design: my own observations and photos, on 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Balzers; Liechtenstein 1938-1978 — Bilder und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, Vaduz 1978: p. 416; this photo)
M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

The difference between these two — is it only the ratio, and the black line at the top of the stripes?
Željko Heimer, 12 Sep 2009

These are just two different specimens of the flag that were in actual use: This was the one used as Banner in front of the municipal office, whereas the other was used as Auslegerflagge (outrigger flag) at Bank Frick.
M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

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variant

Vertical flag of Balzers
image by M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009


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Banner of the arms

BoA of Balzers
image by M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

  • Arms description (German): Im blauen Feld aufrecht ein goldener Greif, mit roter Zunge und rot bewehrt. (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85] [jsu73].)
  • Arms blazoning (English): Azure, a gryphon Or, langued and armed Gules.
  • Arms granted: 16 August 1956 (by Francis Joseph II, the reigning prince) (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85] [jsu73].)
  • Reasons for the arms: based on the arms of the Barons of Frauenberg, owning castle Gutenberg around 1300 AD. (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85])
M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009

Square flag, banner-of-arms. Source for this flag design: Liechtenstein 1978-1988 — Bilder, Texte und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, Vaduz 1988: p. 274.
M. Schmöger, 12 Sep 2009


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