The flag of Cyprus was officially adopted on August 16, 1960. >
The island is a copper shade representative of its name, Cyprus - the Greek word for copper. The crossed green olive branches symbolize the hope for peace between the Turks and the Greeks. >
Cyprus Coat of Arms:
The coat of arms of Cyprus displays a dove carrying an olive branch (which symbolizes peace) against a yellow shield (which represents the copper deposits on the island). The year '1960' represents independence from Britain.
Last flag of Cyprus under British colonial rule
Proposed flag of the United Cyprus Republic