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There are basically three different ways to make a Liechtenstein municipal flag:
There are a few publications that give us (at least short) information about the municipal flags:
I think we can take 3:5 as a standard for the flags of “usual
shape”, since 3:5 if the official ratio of the national
flag, but these flags can also be 1:1, 2:3, or 3:1 or 2:1 if they are
Pascal Vagnat, 14 October 1999
The official texts for the communes say that they can also use their coats
of arms to make flags (banners of the arms). There are not flags with the
coats of arms on them, like in Austria, but the
communes could make them. In fact, the text doesn’t describe
those flags, if they exist, but gives only the right for use the coats of arms
as a basis for flags, that means that banners of the arms, Wimpel, etc.
could be manufactured. In the case of Liechtenstein, the [commune] banners,
if they exist, are vertical versions of the flags with proportions of ca 3:1
instead of 3:5, generally with vertical stripes. The state of Liechtenstein
itself has a banner.
Pascal Vagnat, 4 and 13 April 1999
I’ve never seen a flag of Ruggell, in spite
of living in Ruggell, just coats of arms. On official parties or holidays, we
(in Ruggell) hoist the flag of our country and the
ensign of our prince. In bigger towns like
Schaan or Vaduz, the rule
may be different.
Hans Leemann, 16 July 1999
The municipalities do use their flags, not daily, but certainly not
infrequently, as evidenced by many photographs found on the WWW. On national
holiday (15 August) they most definitely hoist their flags, also Ruggell.
M. Schmöger, 12 September 2009
On 23 January 1719, Charles VI made a principality of the county of
Vaduz (now Unterland) and the seigniory of Schellenberg (now Oberland),
which had been united since 1434.
Ivan Sache, 1 March 2001, translating and adapting Roger Baert in [bat00]