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Last Updated: January 18, 2016

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The Flag of Cyprus consists of white with a copper-coloured silhouette of the island. The island derived the name Cyprus from the Greek word for copper. Below the ‘map of the island,’ lay two green, crossed olive branches in the centre of the flag. The olive branches are a known symbol of peace. The olive branches represent the hope for peace and reconciliation between the Greek and Turkish communities.

Republic of Cyprus constitution about the Cyprus flag

Article 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus that was adopted on August, 16 1960 refers to the national flag:

The Republic shall have its own flag of neutral design and colour, chosen jointly by the President and the Vice-President of the Republic.
The authorities of the Republic and any public corporation or public utility body created by or under the laws of the Republic shall fly the flag of the Republic and they shall have the right to fly on holidays together with the flag of the Republic both the Greek and the Turkish flags at the same time.
The Communal authorities and institutions shall have the right to fly on holidays together with the flag of the Republic either the Greek or the Turkish flag at the same time.

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Any citizen of the Republic or any body, corporate or unincorporate other than public, whose members are citizens of the Republic, shall have the right to fly on their premises the flag of the Republic or the Greek or the Turkish flag without any restriction.

Before the national flag of the Republic of Cyprus was introduced the flags of Greece and Turkey were used.

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