National flag of Switzerland

The official name of Switzerland (CHE) is Confoederatio Helvetica and consists of Red and white flag colors. The capital city of Switzerland is Bern. Switzerland has the total estimated population as of 2021 is 8,183,800 or 8.2 M based on 26 states, 28 cities. The independence day is celebrated on August 1, 1291 and the founder of Switzerland is Ulrich Ochsenbein.

8,183,800
(8.2 M)

Population

41,284.0 km2
(15,939.834968 sqm)

Area

Europe

Continent

UTC+01:00

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About Switzerland Flag

Switzerland flag
Switzerland Flag Colors   Red
  White
Meaning of Switzerland flag colors

The flag of Switzerland has a very comprehensive meaning to it: the cross symbolizes that Switzerland is a Christian majority country. The colors describe that: White: The freedom and the neutrality of Switzerland. Red: The blood spilled in order to maintain their faith.

Proportion 1:1
Proportion (decimals) 1.0
Flag Adoption Date December 12, 1889

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Provinces/States (26)

Cities (28)

Airports (87)

  • Alpnach Air Base
  • Altiport de Croix de Coeur
  • Altiport du Glacier de Tsanfleuron
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Neighboring Countries of Switzerland

Austria

France

Germany

Italy

Liechtenstein