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Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland.svg
Adopted December 12, 1889 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 1:1 [2]

The flag of Switzerland consists of a red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center.

History[]

The Swiss cross on a red field derives from a similar banner of the Holy Roman Empire.

Symbolism[]

The cross represents the Christian faith. The flag traditionally stands for fidelity, freedom, and honour. [3]

Trivia[]

  • The Swiss flag is one of only two national flags on a square-shaped design. The other is the flag of the Vatican City.
  • The flag of the Red Cross is based off of the Swiss flag.

References[]

European Nations[]

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