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The Cyprus Flag

The Cyprus Flag was decided on in 1960, following the independence of Cyprus. October 1st was set as Independence Day.

The colour of the Cyprus Flag

The flag has a white background. At the centre of the flag there is the shape of the map of Cyprus in the yellow colour of copper (144-C). The olive branches under the outline of Cyprus are green (336-C)

The international colours of the Cyprus flag, according to the Pantone Matching System-pms, are the following:

Colour of copper Pantone 1385
Colour green Pantone 574
Size: Ratio 3x2

Article 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus provides the following in respect of the flag of Cyprus:

«The Republic of Cyprus 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.

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».


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