Switzerland National Flag - Information
The national flag of Switzerland consists of a white cross on a red field. The four arms of the white cross should be of equal length and one and a sixth times as long as they are wide



Switzerland Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
 Red represents blood spilled to uphold the faith
 White cross symbolizes Christianity


Switzerland Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
In 1291, three cantons - Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden - joined together to form the Swiss confederacy. Schwyz used a flag that is based on the imperial war flag of the Holy Roman Empire, which bore a white cross on red. The Swiss Confederation began using Schwyz's flag during and after the Battle of Laupen (1339) Though the flag was being used as the Swiss national flag for over 500 years, it was officially established as the national flag on December 12, 1889
War flag of the Holy Roman Empire
Switzerland Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
Following the heraldic tradition, Swiss flags on land are square in proportion. Switzerland Flag is one of only two square sovereign-state flags in the world (the other being the flag of Vatican City) When used on water (at sea or on the vessels plying in Swiss lakes), the ratio of the size of the cross to the height is 5:8, and to the length is 5:12 and the flag can be of rectangular proportion with 2:3 or 7:10 dimensions


Switzerland Flag - Red Cross Symbol
The Red Cross symbol used by the International Committee of the Red Cross, a red cross on white background, was the original protection symbol declared at the first Geneva Convention, the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field of 1864. According to the ICRC the design was based on the Swiss flag by reversing of the colours of that flag, in order to honor Switzerland, where the first Geneva Convention was held, and its inventor and co-founder, the Swiss Henry Dunant.
Switzerland Flag - Red Cross Symbol
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