|Land Area||39,997 km2|
|Water Area||1,280 km2|
|Total Area||41,277km2 (#132)|
|Government Type||Federal Republic (formally A Confederation)|
|GDP (PPP)||$496.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$59,400|
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The Switzerland national flag was adopted on December 12, 1889.
The red field with a centered white cross was adapted from the flag of Schwyz, one of the original three cantons (regions) of the country. It reflects a common flag style from medieval times (square field with cross), and today, only the recognized national flags of Switzerland and Vatican City are perfect squares.
Switzerland Coat of Arms:
Switzerland's coat of arms is an adaptation of the national flag onto a shield.