Flag of Schwyz (GIF)



The Schwyz flag (German: Flagge von Schwyz; French: Drapeau de Schwytz) is a red square flag with a white cross on the upper left. The modern design of the flag with a cross in one corner dates back to 1815. The red flag of Schwyz was the war flag of the Holy Roman Empire, and the color red symbolizes sovereignty and power over life and death. Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland. Its capital is Schwyz; its population is approximately 159,165 (2019); and its area is 908 km².

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