|Flag of Cyprus|
|Adopted||August 16, 1960 |
|Designed by||İsmet Vehit Güney |
The flag of Cyprus is white with a copper-yellow polygon map of Cyprus, just above the center of the flag. Underneath the map are two green stylized olive branches, crossed.
The flag has a copper outline of the nation with a white background, the olive branches, that are native to the island represent peace.
The copper color represents the etymology of the name Cyprus. According to one of the versions it comes from an Eteocypriot word for copper.
The flag's colors are borrowed from the Cypriot coat of arms.
- The flag of Cyprus was the only 1 of 3 flags to display a map, other than Kosovo, and the emblem of the Antarctic Treaty System.