Flag of Austria

Flag of Austria

The Austrian flag is considered to be one of the oldest flags. It consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, where the middle one is white and the other two are red. According to the legend, the Babenberg Duke Leopold V. fought in the Crusade for the Holy Land in 1191 at the Battle of Acre so valiantly, that he did not even notice that his white shirt is totally covered in blood. After the battle he realized that he had lost his standard, so he decided to hang his stained shirt instead. When he took off his belt with scabbard, untouched white stripe appeared on his shirt. In the 13th century, the last Babenberg Duke adopted red and white as his colors in order to express admiration and respect to his valiant predecessor.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Czech Republic The Czech Republic Prague 10,513,800 78,866 km2
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2
Flag of Hungary Hungary Budapest 9,906,000 93,032 km2
Flag of Italy Italy Rome 59,943,933 301,318 km2
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vaduz 37,132 160 km2
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Bratislava 5,415,949 49,033 km2
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Ljubljana 2,061,963 20,256 km2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bern 8,112,200 41,284 km2

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Main information

Country
Austria
Capital city
Vienna
Population
8,504,850 (2014)
Total area
83,858 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1156
Highest point
Großglockner (3,798 m)
GDP
$ 41,908 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
AT (AUT)
Calling code
+43
Internet TLD
.at

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Rakousko (Vídeň)
English
Austria (Vienna)
German
Österreich (Wien)
French
Autriche (Vienne)
Italian
Austria (Vienna)
Spanish
Austria (Viena)
Russian
Австрия (Вена)
Slovak
Rakúsko (Viedeň)
Polish
Austria (Wiedeń)
Portuguese
Áustria (Viena)
Chinese
奥地利 (维也纳)
Japanese
オーストリア (ウイーン)
Turkish
Avusturya (Viyana)
Norwegian
Østerrike (Wien)
Swedish
Österrike (Wien)
Hungarian
Ausztria (Bécs)
Dutch
Oostenrijk (Wenen)
Danish
Østrig (Wien)
Finnish
Itävalta (Wien)
Hebrew
אוסטריה (וינה)

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