Kyrenia, historic Harbor (Harbour) with boats and Queen Elizabeth II, Cyprus (British Commonwealth Colony), stamp, 30 mils, red and black, 1955-1960

country: Cyprus (British Commonwealth Colony)
topic: Historic Harbor (Harbour) with boats and Queen Elizabeth II
theme: Boats / Port / Queen
code: E926
type of stamp: postal stamp
color: red and black
year: 1955-1960
postal value: 30 mils
designer: ?

Kyrenia (Turkish: Girne, Greek: Κερύνεια, Keryneia) is a town situated on the north coast of Cyprus. It belongs to the Turkish part of the island. The city has both an old marina as a commercial port. The historic harbor (harbour) and castle is internationally recognized as part of the Republic of Cyprus. Kyrenia has been under Turkish occupation since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Once predominantly inhabited by Greek Cypriots, Kyrenia's population consists now largely of Turkish Cypriots and settlers from Turkey. (source: Wikipedia, read more about Kyrenia on Wikipedia)

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926) is the reigning queen and head of state of the 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, as Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations and, as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. (Source: Wikipedia, read more about Queen Elizabeth II on Wikipedia)

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