A British colony whose legislature and administration is controlled by the Crown, represented by a governor.
- The two islands were administratively joined in 1888; British Crown Colony government lasted until independence in 1962.
- A British Crown Colony from 1866, representative government was gradually introduced from 1884.
- The Greek majority population of the British Crown Colony of Cyprus demanded independence and union with Greece.
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