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Coat of arms of Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Switzerland

Coat of arms of Switzerland
Armiger Swiss Confederation
Escutcheon Gules, a Cross couped Argent

The coat of arms of Switzerland shows the same white cross as the flag of Switzerland, but on a red shield. The appearance of the coat of arms or shield varies greatly, but the federal resolution of 12 December 1889 on the coat of arms decrees that the four arms have equal lengths, in a ratio to their width of 7:6, and includes a drawing of the coat of arms.

Like the Swiss flag, the coat of arms is used on many items, such as Swiss francs, Swiss car number plates, and Swiss-branded exports such as Swiss Army knives.

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  • Federal decision of 12 December 1889 on the coat of arms:
    • Arrêté fédéral du 12 décembre 1889 concernant les armoiries de la Confédération suisse (French)
    • Bundesbeschluss vom 12. Dezember 1889 betreffend das eidgenössische Wappen (German)
    • Risoluzione federale del 12 dicembre 1889 sullo stemma della Confederazione (Italian)
Zürich number plate with Swiss coat of arms on left and Zurich coat of arms on right.

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