|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.
What Is The Capital Of Switzerland?
Switzerland does not have an official capital city. When Switzerland became a country in 1848, it was decided that the country would have no official capital city in an effort to award every territory in the country equal importance. However, Bern was selected to host the nation's federal government, becoming the de facto capital.