What Does Ch Mean On The Switzerland European Flag?


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The Swiss flag or the flag of Switzerland is square in shape and bears a white cross in its centre to a red background. The abbreviation "CH" stands for the countries official name in Latin "Confoederatio Helvetica" which in plain English means "Helvetic Confederation".

The official name of Switzerland is written in the Latin and this helps avoid the problem of Switzerland's multilingual culture. It helps avoid the problem of favouring the use of one out of the four namely German, French, Italian and Romansh languages. The same reason is cited while using the abbreviation "CH". The flag of Switzerland has a very strong religious theme associated with it. The red stands for the blood of Christ while the white cross represents the cross that he was crucified on.

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