Cyprus Flag Meaning & Details

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  • centered on a white field is a copper-colored silhouette of the island (the island has long been famous for its copper deposits) above two olive-green-colored, crossed olive branches

  • the branches symbolize the hope for peace and reconciliation between the Greek and Turkish communities

    note: one of only two national flags that uses a map as a design element

  • the flag of Kosovo is the other

    note: the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" flag retains the white field of the Cyprus national flag but displays narrow horizontal red stripes positioned a small distance from the top and bottom edges between which are centered a red crescent and a red five-pointed star

  • the banner is modeled after the Turkish national flag but with the colors reversed


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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