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Flag Description

Red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center that does not extend to the edges of the flag; various medieval legends purport to describe the origin of the flag; a white cross used as identification for troops of the Swiss Confederation is first attested at the Battle of Laupen (1339)

Independence / Republic Days
Foundation date 1 August 1291
de facto 22 September 1499
Recognised 24 October 1648
Restored 7 August 1815
Federal state 12 September 1848[2]


Current Time in Switzerland (Bern)

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Calling code

Swiss franc

Geographic Coordinates
46°57'N 7°27'E

Official languages
German (63.7 %),
French (20.4 %),
Italian (6.5 %),
Romansh[1] (0.5 %)

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Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy

Geographic coordinates
47 00 N, 8 00 E

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total: 41,277 sq km
country comparison to the world: 136
land: 39,997 sq km
water: 1,280 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey

0 km (landlocked)

Maritime claims
none (landlocked)

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195 m
highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634 m

National symbol(s)
Swiss cross (white cross on red field; arms equal length)

National anthem
name: "Schweizerpsalm" [German] "Cantique Suisse" [French] "Salmo svizzero," [Italian] "Psalm svizzer" [Romansch] (Swiss Psalm)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Leonhard WIDMER [German], Charles CHATELANAT [French], Camillo VALSANGIACOMO [Italian], and Flurin CAMATHIAS [Romansch]/Alberik ZWYSSIG
note: unofficially adopted 1961, official adoption 1981; the anthem has been popular in a number of Swiss cantons since its composition (in German) in 1841; translated into the other three official languages of the country (French, Italian, and Romansch), it is official in each of those languages

revenues: $217.8 billion
expenditures: $208.5 billion
note: includes federal, cantonal, and municipal accounts (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
33.7% of GDP (2013 est.)

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