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Lienz, Tirol (Austria)

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[Lienz] 
by Marcus Schmöger

Name of municipality: Lienz
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Tirol (Upper Austria)
Bezirk (district): Lienz
 
Description of arms (German): Im schrägrechts geteilten Schild oben ein rechtsschreitender goldener Löwe in blauem Feld, unten von Silber und Rot fünfmal geteilt, der vorletzte Balken mit einer roten Rosen belegt.
Blazoning of arms (English):
Adoption date of arms: ?
 
Description of flag: three stripes, blue-white-red, with coat-of-arms
Adoption date of flag: 19.5.1981

Lienz is one of the rare municipalities in Tirol having a three-striped municipal flag (the other ones are Wörgl and Wattens).  The flag is used as a hanging flag, and shows three stripes of blue-white-red; the coat-of-arms is in the center, slightly offcentered to the top. 
The arms are derived from symbols of the Counts of Görz, combined with the rose that Lienz used as arms in the 15th to 17th century.
Marcus Schmöger, 17 August 2003

Sources for the flag:
http://www.stadt-lienz.at/assmayr/liebburgfest.jpg
http://www.stadt-lienz.at/assmayr/liebburg.jpg
http://www.kohlbach.at/bilder/referenzen/lienz.jpg


Sources for the coat-of-arms:
http://www.ngw.nl/int/oos/l/lienz.htm
http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.l/l663333.htm
http://www.fahnen-gaertner.com/Gemeindewappen/tirol/lienz.gif
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