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Cyprus Flag and Description

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The flag of Cyprus was officially adopted on August 16, 1960.

After gaining independence from a century of British rule, Cyprus now hoists this symbolic flag. The island is a copper shade representative of its name, Cyprus - the Greek word for copper. The crossed green olive branches symbolize the hoped for peace between the Turks and the Greeks.

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.