Austrian Flag

Austrian Flag

The Flag of Austria - Description of the Austrian Flag

As the above picture of the Austrian Flag indicates the overall background is Red and White

The description of the Austrian Flag is as follows:

three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Austrian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Austrian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Austrian Flag - The Austrian flag was adopted in the 1200's by Frederick II Babenberg as Duke of Austria

The Civil Flag of Austria was adopted on May 1, 1945


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