Flag of Switzerland

Imagem da Bandeira da Suíça

Official name: Swiss Confederation

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft in German
Confédération suisse
in French
Confederazione Svizzera
in Italian
Confederaziun svizra
in Romansch
Confœderatio Helvetica (CH) in Latin

Capital: Bern

Location: Central Europe

Date of adoption: 1889

Proportion: 1:1

The Swiss flag is a red square with a white Greek cross in the center. The size of the cross has undergone many changes. At first, the arms of the cross were narrow and wide, reaching to the edge of the cloth, as in the flags of the Scandinavian countries.

The colors date back to the Holy Roman Empire and the design of the flag has its origins in the wars of the end of the fourteenth century. When going into battle, it was common for soldiers to sew a white cross on their uniforms as a sign of recognition.


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