National Symbols

The Emblem of the Republic of Cyprus depicts a white dove carrying an olive branch in its beak. The dove is placed inside a shield in the colour of copper, a metal directly related to Cyprus' lifelong history.

The year of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, "1960", is written in the lower part of the shield. The shield is braced by two crossed green olive tree branches with fruits, which along with the white dove constitute symbols of peace.

The emblem of the Republic of CyprusThe emblem of the Republic of Cyprus
 
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