The national flag of Cyprus was approved in 1960-s. It is connected it the time when the Cyprus broke off colonial dependence of Great Britain. After the republic became independen the national flag was approved. It was a chape of the island on the hite fiek=ld supported by olive tree.
The national flag has political, cultural and historical meaning. It is connected with the country`s story. Extraction of cooper was one of the main areas of manufacturingin the country. Olive tree is used because it is one of the most popular tres in the country.
The flag history
Before 1960 the contry didn`t have national flag because Turkish and Greek flags were used. In 1960 when the Republic became independent a national contest was announced to chose the best design of the national flag/ The winning design was proposed by turkish teacher of art and since then its design remains unchanged. The are certain rules in the constitution about how to use flag. It is settled that the flag may be flown by public corporations, financial institutions and the citizens. The flag is respected by the citizens as a symbol of national independence and is ofter used at different public events.