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Cyprus Flag:
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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. >

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Cyprus Coat of Arms:
Flag of Cyprus

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.

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