The flag of Cyprus
was first adopted on the 16th of August 1960, with a minor change then taking place in 2006. The flag was created upon the declaration of Cyprus as an independent nation from the British, with the drafting of the Constitution of Cyprus. The flag was designed with neutral colours and symbols in mind, in order to prevent fighting between ethnic communities on the island. This would never become the case. The Cyprus flag incorporates a white field to represent peace and harmony in the nation, with the two olive branches below representing peace specifically the Turkish and the Greeks living on the island. The use of the shape of the island on the flag is to represent unity and national pride, with its colour being orange to represent the vast deposits of copper on the island, from where it is believed that the island got its name. We offer a wide range of flag related products such as bunting, table flags, hand flags, pole flags, car flags and pin badges in a huge variety of designs, all at extremely good value. In addition, we offer free and fast delivery, with our products being supplied from our warehouse in the UK, all with personal and friendly customer service.
The Map of the Island on the Cyprus Flag
is Dark Yellow, Symbolizing Copper which Has Been Mined here since the 3rd Millennium BC. Copper takes Its Name From the Greek Name for the island, Kupros, and the Crossed Olive Branches stand for Peace Between the Greeks and Turks. The white is also a Symbol of Peace.