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Switzerland Flag:
Flag of Switzerland

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.

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Switzerland Coat of Arms:
Flag of Switzerland

Switzerland's coat of arms is an adaptation of the national flag onto a shield.

Switzerland's Information

Flag of Switzerland
Land Area 39,997 km2
Water Area 1,280 km2
Total Area 41,277km2 (#132)
Population 8,179,294 (#97)
Population Density 204.50/km2
Government Type Federal Republic (formally A Confederation)
GDP (PPP) $496.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita 59,400$
Currency Franc (CHF)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.