Flag of Cyprus (GIF)


The national flag of Cyprus is a white flag with two olive branches under the dark orange map of the whole island. Olive branches and white express peace between Turks and Greeks. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on April 24, 2006.

Its coat of arms includes a copper shield between two olive branches, symbolizing the country's copper ores, and a white dove holding an olive branch in its beak, symbolizing peace.

The Cyprus flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is a country on the island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its capital is Nicosia, and its population is about 1,170,000.

The waving flag of Cyprus with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Nicosia (pop. 200,000)
Other major cities:Limassol (154,000)
Official languages:Greek, Turkish
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:77% Greek Cypriots
18% Turkish
5% other
Religion:78% Eastern Orthodoxy
20% Islam
1% Other
1% None
Demonym:Cypriot
Area:9,251 km²
(3,572 sq mi)
Population:1,170,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Cyprus (Greek: Σημαία και οικόσημο της Κύπρου; Turkish: Güney Kıbrıs Bayrağı ve Arması), GIF

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