Swiss Flag

Swiss Flag

The Flag of Switzerland - Description of the Swiss Flag

As the above picture of the Swiss Flag indicates the overall background is Red

The description of the Swiss Flag is as follows:

Red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center that does not extend to the edges of the flag

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Swiss flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Swiss flag is described as a Cross reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Swiss flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton

The right half of the flag is called the Fly

The Meaning & History of the Swiss Flag

The flag is based on that of the Canton of Schwyz which derive from the Holy Roman Empire

The Swiss flag traditionally stands for freedom, honour and fidelity

The Swiss flag was adopted in 1889

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