Flag of Northern Cyprus (GIF)



The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Bayrağı; Greek: Σημαία της Τουρκικής Δημοκρατίας της Βόρειας Κύπρου) is based on the flag of Turkey with reversed colors and two horizontal red stripes added at the top and bottom. It has a red crescent and a star between two horizontal red stripes on a white field. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on March 7, 1984.

Its coat of arms includes a white dove holding an olive branch in its beak, symbolizing peace, on a yellow shield, and a crescent and star referring to the Republic of Turkey.

The Northern Cyprus flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a partially recognized state in the Eastern Mediterranean, forming the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Its capital is Nicosia, and its population is about 382,836 (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Cyprus, Syria, and Turkey.

The waving flag of Northern Cyprus with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Nicosia
Other major cities:Famagusta,
Kyrenia
Official language:Turkish
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:99.2% Turks,
0.2% Greeks,
0.2% English,
0.1% Maronites,
0.3% others
Religions:99% Islam,
1% other/unknown
Nationality name:Turkish Cypriot
Area:3,355 km²
(1,295 sq mi)
Population:382,836 (2021)
Currency:Turkish Lira


Keywords: The flag and coat of arms of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs bayrağı ve arması; Greek: Σημαία και εθνόσημο της Βόρειας Κύπρου), GIF

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