British Cyprus (1878–1960)

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Cyprus
Κύπρος  (Greek)
Kıbrıs  (Turkish)
1878–1960
Cyprus in the 1930s, with Cyprus in dark green and the United Kingdom in dark grey
Cyprus in the 1930s, with Cyprus in dark green and the United Kingdom in dark grey
StatusBritish Protectorate (1878–1914)
British military administration (1914–1925)
British Crown Colony (1925–1960)
CapitalNicosia
Common languagesEnglish (official)
Greek, Turkish
GovernmentCrown colony
Monarch 
• 1878–1901 (first)
Victoria
• 1952–1960 (last)
Elizabeth II
Governor 
• 1878–1879 (first)
Garnet Wolseley[a]
• 1957–1960 (last)
Hugh Foot
History 
4 June 1878
• Protectorate established
12 July 1878
• British annexation
5 November 1914
24 July 1923
• Crown Colony of Cyprus
1 May 1925
15 January 1950
1 April 1955
19 February 1959
16 August 1960
Area
1924[1]9,272 km2 (3,580 sq mi)
Population
• 1924[1]
310,709
• 1955[2]
529,972
• 1960[2]
572,930
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Ottoman Cyprus
Cyprus
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Today part ofCyprus
Northern Cyprus
Akrotiri and Dhekelia

British Cyprus (Cyprus and Northern Cyprus) was a crown colony of Great Britain.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The British Empire in 1924". The British Empire. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cyprus Population". Worldometers. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  1. as High Commissioner

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