Flag of Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus

The flag of Cyprus consists of a yellow silhouette of the island and two crossed branches on a white background. Yellow color evokes copper resources on the island, which are reflected even in the name “Cyprus” itself since it is derived from a Greek word for copper. Crossed branches should represent the desire for peaceful coexistence between Greek Cypriots and Turks inhabiting the island. Blue and red as the colors of the Greek and the Cypriot flags were not used on purpose. The current flag came into force in 1960 after gaining the independence over the Great Britain and it was designed by elementary school teacher and approved by the first president of Cyprus. The flag could have been replaced in 2004, but the proposal did not pass through referendum. Turkish Cypriots use their own flag, nevertheless it is not internationally recognized.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of United Kingdom The United Kingdom London 63,705,000 242,900 km2

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Main information

Country
Cyprus
Capital city
Nicosia
Population
865,878 (2012)
Total area
9,251 km2
Formation
16. 8. 1960
Highest point
Mount Olympus (Cyprus) (1,951 m)
GDP
$ 26,794 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
CY (CYP)
Calling code
+357
Internet TLD
.cy

Country is member of

By continents
Asia
By organizations
European Union

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Kypr (Nikósie)
English
Cyprus (Nicosia)
German
Zypern (Nikosia)
French
Chypre (Nicosie)
Italian
Cipro (Nicosia Sud)
Spanish
Chipre (Nicosia)
Russian
Кипр (Никосия)
Slovak
Cyprus (Nikózia)
Polish
Cypr (Nikozja)
Portuguese
Chipre (Nicosia)
Chinese
賽普勒斯 (尼科西亚)
Japanese
キプロス (ニコシア)
Turkish
Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti (Nicosia)
Norwegian
Republikken Kypros (Nikosia)
Swedish
Cypern (Nicosia)
Hungarian
Ciprusi Köztársaság (Nicosia)
Dutch
Cyprus (Nicosia)
Danish
Cypern (Nicosia)
Finnish
Kyproksen tasavalta (Nikosia)
Hebrew
קפריסין (ניקוסיה)

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