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Flag of Switzerland
Flag of Switzerland Quiz/Printout
Switzerland's Flag

The flag of Switzerland is a red square with a white couped cross in the center. Switzerland's flag was adopted from the flag of the Swiss canton of Schwyz (one of the first three Swiss cantons). This flag was adopted as the official flag on December 12, 1889, but the design dates from about 1480 (long before Switzerland had formed). The flag represents freedom, honor, and fidelity.

The Swiss flag and the flag of the Vatican are the only square national flags.

1. What colors are in the flag of Switzerland?____________________________

2. When was this flag officially adopted in recent times? ____________________________

3. Is this flag a couped cross or a Scandinavian cross? ____________________________

4. What other national flag is a square? ____________________________________

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