The Cypriot Flag features a white field with a map of the island in the center. The island is represented in a copper-orange color signifying the abundance of copper ore in the nation. Below the image of the country are two olive branches that symbolize the peace and harmony which the country has been trying to negotiate between the Greek and the Turkish communities for a long time. For this purpose, the Constitution of Cyprus forbade the use of a cross or crescent, and blue (Greek) and red (Turkish) colors in the flag.
The white background of the flag represents international peace and solidarity that the nation must strive to maintain.
Official Name: The Republic of Cyprus
Flag Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: August 16, 1960
Designed by: Ismet Guney
Location: Located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea; Bordered by Greece, Israel, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt
Capital City: Nicosia
Major Cities: Larnaca, Kyrenia, Famagusta
Area: 3,572 square miles
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Official Languages: Greek, Turkish
National Anthem: Hymn to Liberty