Austria – National Flag

The Republic of Austria is a country in Central Europe, located on the east side of the Alps. Humans have lived in the area now known as Austria as far back as the Stone Age. The name Austria has been used since 996 AD. It was ruled by the House of Austria which was one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe.

The national flag of Austria is the second oldest country flag in the world. It has three stripes, the top and bottom ones are red and the middle one is white. The red in this flag symbolizes strength and bravery, and the white symbolizes truth and honesty. When the Austrian flag is flown by the government, a black eagle is incorporated in the centre.

National Flag