The Styrian coat-of-arms consists of a green escutcheon containing a red-horned silver panther rampant spewing flames from its mouth. The escutcheon is surmounted by the historic coronet.
Origins of the coat-of-arms: The first documentary evidence of the Styrian panther as a heraldic device dates from a ducal seal of Ottokar III from the 1260s. The Styrian ducal coronet goes back to the fifteenth century.
Area: 16,388 square kilometres (6,326 square miles).
Population: 1.21 million
Climate information is here.
Patron Saint: Saint Joseph
Saint's Day: March 19
Anthem: The words of the Styrian anthem "Hoch vom Dachstein an" are by Jakob Dirnböck, the melody by Ludwig Karl Seydler. It was adopted as the official Styrian anthem at a session of the Styrian Provincial Diet on July 3, 1929.
History: A number of counties going back to the tenth century united in the eleventh and twelfth centuries to form a Margraviate and later (in 1180) a duchy. Duke Ottokar IV died on May 8, 1192, leaving no heir. The Treaty of Georgenberg, signed on August 11, 1186, then came into force. It stipulated that, in the event of the Dukes of Styria dying out, their land would pass to Babenberg Duke Leopold V or his successors.
The server of the Federal Province of Styria here.