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CYPRUS

By Lily Dolan Ganly


CYPRUS FLAG

 came into use on 16


August 1960
 The flag was designed by
art teacher İsmet Güney.
 The flag features a map of
the island, with two olive
branches below (a symbol
of peace)
on white (another symbol
of peace). The olive
branches signify peace
between the Turks and
Greeks.
POPULATION AND CURRENCY

 Cyprus is estimated to have a population of around 1.17 million.


 The currency used in Cyprus is the euro.
 The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia and it is also the largest city in
Cyprus.
CYPRUS JOINING THE EU
 Cyprus joined the EU on
the 1st May 2004.
 And on January 1st 2008
Cyprus joined the
eurozone.
 Northern Cyprus is legally
part of the EU, but law is
suspended due
to the north being under
the control of the Turkish
Republic of Northern
Cyprus which is not part of
the EU.
 The North uses the Turkish
lira instead of the euro,
LANGUAGE AND
RELIGION
 Inthe Republic of Cyprus, the
official languages are Greek
and Turkish.
 The second language of
Cyprus is English, as the
country was a British colony
from 1878 until 1960.
 The two main religions in
Cyprus are Christianity and
Islam.
 73% of the population is
Christian and 25% is Islam
FOOD:
 Koupepia:
 The stuffing of vegetables
is a tradition in Cyprus.
 Koupepia is vine leaves
stuffed with minced meat,
rice, onions, tomatoes
and a mixture of herbs.
 Koupepia are usually
made in large batches
and can be frozen to be
enjoyed at a later time.
SHEFTALIA
 Sheftalia are a traditional type of sausage
parcel in Cyprus.
 The filling is usually composed of parsley,
onion, salt, pepper and either minced pork or
lamb.
 This mixture is then wrapped in caul fat to
make little sausages.
SPORT

 TheCyprus Rally is a rallying competition held yearly in


Cyprus since 1970. The event is run by the Cyprus
Automobile Association and is based in the city of
Limassol.
 Other popular sports are skiing, paragliding and rugby.
MUSIC
 The music in Cyprus includes a
variety of traditional, Western
classical and Western popular
genres.
 Traditional music in Cyprus is similar
to the traditional music of Greece
and includes dances like sousta,
ballos and tatsia