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Basel Stadt half canton (Switzerland)

Last modified: 2011-01-08 by rob raeside
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[Flag of Basel Stadt] image by António Martins

See also:

Other sites:

  • Baselstab - a page dedicated to the bishop's crozier (in German)

Flaggen, Knatterfahnen and Livery Colours




[livery colours]

by Pascal Gross

Flaggen are vertically hoisted from a crossbar in the manner of gonfanon, in ratio of about 2:9, with a swallowtail that indents about 2 units. The chief, or hoist (square part) usually incorporates the design from the coat of arms - not from the flag. The fly part is always divided lengthwise, usually in a bicolour, triband or tricolour pattern (except Schwyz which is monocolour, and Glarus which has four stripes of unequal width). The colours chosen for the fly end are usually the main colours of the coat of arms, but the choice is not always straight forward.

Knatterfahnen are similar to Flaggen, but hoisted from the long side and have no swallow tail. They normally show the national, cantonal or communal flag in their chiefs.

Željko Heimer, 16 July 2000

Rectangular variant

[Rectangular version of Basel-Stadt flag]
by António Martins

Observed during the 2002 Under-21 European Football Championship, held in Switzerland.

Jorge Candeias, 22 February 2002