48+ Cyprus Flag History Pictures. The island of cyprus was incorporated in the roman republic in 58 bce, and it remained part of the roman and later the eastern roman or byzantine empire until the end of the 12th century. After the independence of cyprus from great britain, a competition was organized to select a flag design.
Article 4 of the constitution of the republic of cyprus that was adopted on august, 16 1960 refers to the national flag: The cyprus flag was decided on in 1960, following the independence of cyprus. The flag of cyprus is a pure white background with an image of the island in a copper color.
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The design was chosen by. It displays a crest of green olive tree leaves surrounding a. Oldest flag vs new flag of every country. Republic of cyprus' flag was the only flag to feature its map until kosovo did the same in 2008.