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Plates are used on private, commercial, agricultural and police vehicles
(A) Front: Black on white. Rear: Black on yellow
(B) Front and rear: Black on white
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Administrative vehicles and civilian police in British Sovereign Base Areas.
SBAA = Sovereign British Administrative Area
Recent base is black on white (front) and black on yellow (rear).
Location Mediterranean Capital Lefkosía [Nicosia] Main Religions Christianity (orthodox) and islam (sunni, in North Cyprus) National Languages Greek, Turkish History Cyprus became independent from Great Britain in 1960. The northern part declared itself independent in 1974 as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, it is internationally not recognized as an independent state and is legally part of the Republic of Cyprus.
Cyprus (but excluding Turkish occupied Northern Cyprus) became a member of the European Union in 2004.
International Oval CY ISO Code CY
(1) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson
(2) Picture by Dirk Elbers
(3) Picture by Demetris Michael
(4) Picture by Thomas Rösner
(5) Picture by Joe Sallmen
(6) Picture by Andrew Braun