Flag of Cyprus of nautical polyester, for external use only, with digital print.
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The woven, after many years of accurate researches, is of high quality and it is resistant to the atmospheric agents. The nautical polyester is a knitted fabric and for this reason is resistant and it is recommended for the external use, because it is waterproof and it does not make the flag heavy.
The flag is digitally printed and it creates an effect which reflects the frontal image on the reverse side.
The package has a double neckline, a tape and a cable for an easy assembly.
The National and civil flag was born on the 16 of August 1960. It is white with, at the core, the shape of the yellow island and under it there are two olive twigs.
In 1960 Cyprus achieved the independence after 100 years of British nomination. In 1974 the island was divided because of the Turkish invasion.
The Cyprus Kingdom was founded in 1193 and it knew many centuries of conflicts. In 1571 it was conquered from the Ottoman Empire, which enlarged the Turkish settlement on the island. From 1878 Cyprus suffered the British domination.
On the Independence Day in 1960, they chose neutral symbols to mark the possible armony between the greek and turkish communities.
In 1974 the turkish forces occupied the northern part of the island and they formed the Northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus. Also the others two parts of the island show the National flags of Greece and Turkey.
The Cyprus map should be copper-colored to express the meaning of its name “the copper island”. The two olive twigs on a white background represent the peace between the two ethnic groups.
The National emblem is a dove which brings an olive twigs. It is a peace and reconciliation symbol which derives from the Bible story about Noah. The dove i salso the symbol of Aphrodite, the greek goddes, whose legend originated in Cyprus.
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