Motto: "volunteer make a difference"
Cyprus was part of Britain and gained independence in 1960 later fights between Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities. It joined the EU in 2004 and was not a founding member.
Government and economy
The currency is the Euro but previously they used Cypriot pounds. They have a republican government. The Capitol city is Nicosia.
The Cypriot flag
The symbolism of the flag
The bronze silhouette of the country with crossed olive branches underneath symbolizes peace and reconciliation between Turkish and Greek communities
Cyprus is the largest island in the medditeranean. Also it has the third smallest population. One more interesting fact is that it is the only member in the UN whose name has no letters in common with the word image.
Here are a few major cities in Cyprus: Limassol,Paphos,Morphou,Kyrenia, and it's capitol Nycosia
Geography and tourism
There aren't many geographical features except for two mountain ranges with a large plain in between