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Cyprus's Information

Flag of Cyprus
Land Area 9,241 km2
Water Area 10 km2
Total Area 9,251km2 (#162)
Population 1,205,575 (#159)
Population Density 130.46/km2
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
Currency Euro (EUR)
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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.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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