Municipal Flag - Aarau, AG, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 23.468 E 008° 02.663
32T E 427880 N 5249073
Quick Description: The flag of Aarau above a shop in the old town.
Location: Aargau, Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/8/2017 12:23:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMX7ED
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
EN: "Argent an Eagle displayed Sable beaked langued and membered Gules and a Chief of the last." (Flags of the World)

The coat of arms of Aarau contained an eagle already in 1270, then still together with a lime tree. The red chief has been documented since 1470.

The eagle ("Aar") as a heraldic animal of the city is a folk etymology reinterpretation of the name of town, which in reality originated from the name of the river Aare.

I found the flag with those of the canton of Aargau and Switzerland over a shop in the south of the old town.

DE: "Unter rotem Schildhaupt in Weiss rot bewehrter und gezungter schwarzer Adler." (von

Das Wappen von Aarau enthielt schon 1270 einen Adler, damals noch zusammen mit einer Linde. Das rote Schildhaupt ist seit 1470 dokumentiert.

Der Adler (Aar) als Wappentier der Stadt ist eine volketymologische Umdeutung des Gemeindenamens, der ursprünglich aus dem Fluss Aare entstand.

Ich fand die Flagge mit denen des Kantons Aargau und der Schweiz über einem Geschäft im Süden der Altstadt.
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