The Flag of Switzerland

The flag of Switzerland consists of a red field with a white cross in the center. The cross is equilateral and extends to the edges of the flag, positioned in a square shape at the flag's center. This design is both distinctive and symbolic, representing the country's Christian heritage.

The Flag of Switzerland

History

The origins of the Swiss flag date back to the late Middle Ages, around the 14th century, when the cross symbol began to be associated with Swiss soldiers and eventually became a symbol of the Old Swiss Confederacy. The current design was officially adopted on December 12, 1889. The flag's design is a reflection of Switzerland's historical coat of arms, and its square shape is unique among national flags. The symbolism of the flag is deeply rooted in Switzerland's history of independence and neutrality, and it is a powerful national symbol both domestically and internationally.