Flag of Schwyz (GIF)

The canton of Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland. Its capital is Schwyz, its population is approximately 157,000, and its area is 908 km². The Schwyz flag 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.

Keywords: Flag of Schwyz (German: Flagge von Schwyz; French: Drapeau de Schwytz), GIF

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