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Switzerland Flag

Switzerland Flag

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All of our printed Switzerland flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.

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History of the Switzerland Flag

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History of the Switzerland Flag

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Trivia
The Red Cross organisation's flag is a colour reversal of the Swiss flag.
Technical Specifications
Adopted1899
Proportion1:1
DesignA white cross with its arms at a length-width ratio of 7:6, surrounded in a red field.
ColoursPMS - Red: 485 C
CMYK - Red: 12% Cyran, 97% Magenta, 100% Yellow, 3% Black
Brief History

In the 14th Century Switzerland was a military alliance between groups of small independent states, called ‘cantons’.

It was a part of the Holy Roman Empire and The flag of the Swiss Confederation was a war flag not the national or state flag.

During the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte Switzerland was invaded and reformed under revolutionary ideals. The flag of the new Helvetic Republic was a tricolour in green, red and yellow.

From Napoleon’s defeat until the middle of the 19th Century, the people of Switzerland were divided on the political future of the Swiss state. After civil war that lasted only a month the matter was settled. Switzerland became an independent federal state.

A national flag was not written into law until 1899. Only the shape of the cross and the flag’s colours were dictated. Different interpretations are acceptable, but have to be in keeping with the flag’s battlefield traditions.

The 1:1 ratio has become the standard and in 2007 the exact red colour was passed into law.

The Swiss Coat of Arms

Switzerland’s coat of arms is very similar to the national flag.

Its cross proportions and colours are specified, but the size and shape of the design is open to interpretation.

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