The coat-of-arms consists of the red military banner of the Dukes of Montfort (three straps of equal width with black fringes, surmounted by three red rings along the top edge) on a silver field. The top segment of the banner is crossed by two, the straps by three black horizontal lines.
Origins of the coat-of-arms: The Vorarlberg coat-of-arms, based on the coat-of-arms of the Dukes of Montfort, can be traced back to the year 1181.
Area: 2,601 square kilometres (1,004 square miles)
Climate information is here.
Patron Saint: Saint Gebhard (Bishop of Konstanz, born 949, died 995).
Saint's Day: August 27
Anthem: Both the words and the melody of Vorarlberg's official anthem "Du Ländle, meine teure Heimat" are by Anton Schmutzer.
History: The Habsburgs first gained a foothold in Vorarlberg with the purchase of Neuburg Castle in 1363. In May 1375 Count Rudolph IV of Montfort acquired the County of Feldkirch and the Inner Bregenzerwald for the sum of 30,000 guilders. On the death of the Count of Montfort in 1390 the "Land Before the Arlberg" passed to the Habsburgs. From 1782 onwards Vorarlberg was administered from Tyrol. In 1918 Vorarlberg became a federal state in its own right.
The server of the Federal Province of Vorarlberg is here.