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Steyr, Oberösterreich (Austria)

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[Steyr] [Steyr]
by Marcus Schmöger

Name of municipality: Steyr
Status: Stadtgemeinde mit eigenem Statut (city with own statute)
Land (state): Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
Bezirk (district): Steyr-Stadt
 
Description of arms (German): In Grün ein silberner, rot gewaffneter und gehörnter, flammenspeiender, aufgerichteter Panther
Blazoning of arms (English):
Adoption date of arms: 1511 (first seal imprint)
 
Description of flag: two stripes, green-white, with or without coat-of-arms
Adoption date of flag: 22.6.1959

Marcus Schmöger, 19 January 2004

Steyr uses flags without the arms as well.
Photo of hanging flag without arms at http://www.ris.at/homes/magsteyr/bilder/bi/stadtplatz.jpg
Marcus Schmöger, 12 August 2004


Comments on the arms:

It's worth noting that the coat-of-arms of Steyr is the same as that of Steiermark (Styria), except for the ducal hat in the arms of the latter. In fact, the Steiermark is named after the river and city of Steyr, and Steyr was its capital until the end of the 12th century.
(source: history of the city of Steyr, explained at the city website)
Stefan Schwoon, 19 January 2004


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