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.
|Land Area||9,241 km2|
|Water Area||10 km2|
|Total Area||9,251km2 (#162)|
|Government Type||Republic Of Cyprus - Presidential Democracy; Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus (self-declared) - Semi-presidential Democracy|
|GDP (PPP)||$29.26 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$34,400|
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