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Located in the continent of Europe, The country of Greece covers 130,647 square kilometers of land and 1,310 square kilometers of water, making it the 97th largest nation in the world with a total area of 131,957 square kilometers. Greece is neighbored by Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
This is the Greek Flag. There are Nine horizontal stripes, in turn blue and white; a white cross on a blue square field in canton on the Greek Flag.
Greece contains numerous physical features, including mountains, lowlands, plains and coastal areas. Beaches, rivers and large tracts of open land cover the surface of Greece as do forests and lakes. There is a lot of coastline in Greece so fish and seafood is a big Greek Diet.
The Acropolis of Athens (AKA the Parthenon) is one of the most most famous landmarks in Greece. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (Highest point) and πόλις (City)
Another famous landmark in Greece is the Metéora. The Metéora is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills like huge rounded boulders which dominate the local area. It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second in importance only to Mount Athos.
Greece's official language is "Greek". Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, western and northeastern Asia Minor, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus. Standard Greek sounds most like Spanish.
The religion of Greek people is an important aspect of the Greek culture. The Greek population in mainland Greece and the Greek islands is Christian Orthodox per 98%. The religion of the rest of the population is Muslims, Catholic and Jewish. Greece and Russia are the only countries to have such a great proportion of Orthodox population.
Fresh fruits and vegetables play a large role in the Greek diet. With its long coastline, Greece also relies heavily on fish and seafood. Meat tends to play a less important role. It is often used as an ingredient in vegetable dishes instead of as a main dish. The islands and coastal areas of Greece favor lighter dishes that feature vegetables or seafood. In contrast, the inland regions use more meat and cheese in their cooking.
The main sport in Greece is Football (soccer). Football in particular has seen a rapid transformation, with the Greek national football team winning the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship. Many Greek athletes have also achieved significant success and have won world and Olympic titles in numerous sports during the years, such as basketball, wrestling, water polo, athletics, and weightlifting.
There are over 10,000 traditional dances that come from all regions of Greece. Traditional Greek dancing has a primarily social function. It brings the community together at key points of the year, such as Easter, the grape harvest or patronal festivals; and at key points in the lives of individuals and families, such as weddings.
Greeks are known to be casual and comfy dressers. On the Greek islands, people wear light-colored, breathable, loose fabrics. Comfortable, formal or casual sandals or flip flops are preferred shoes due to uneven stony roads. When visiting Greek-orthodox churches, women should wear long skirts. Exposed shoulders should also be covered with a pashmina, shawl or sarong. Men must wear long pants. Shorts are not allowed.
Greece operates under a parliamentary government headed by the president and parliament. Greece's government has three branches, similar to the United States. The legislative and executive branches are headed by the president and parliament. The judicial branch comprises the nation's courts, which include administrative, civil and criminal courts.
Historical events in Greece; Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
The Greco-Persian Wars (AKA the Persian War) were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC. The collision between the fractious political world of the Greeks and the enormous empire of the Persians began when Cyrus the Great conquered the Greek-inhabited region of Ionia in 547 BC.
The Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. The Peloponnesian War was fought between 431 and 404 BC. It was a struggle for power between the ancient Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. The war is named for the Peloponnesus, the peninsula on which Sparta is located. Ancient Greece in 431 BC was not a nation.
Alexander the Great is really big name in Greece and around the world. After the death of his father, Alexander (who was 18) garnered the support of the Macedonian Army and eliminated his enemies to become king and leader of the Corinthian League. Alexander went on to conquer Persia and Egypt, his kingdom ranging from the Mediterranean to the border of India.
Another important person from Greece is Homer. Homer's most important contribution to Greek culture was to provide a common set of values that enshrined the Greeks' own ideas about themselves. His poems provided a fixed model of heroism, nobility and the good life to which all Greeks, especially aristocrats, subscribed.
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens Greece and is on his 4th year playing in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. While he primarily plays the small forward position, he is equally as effective as a guard due to his sound ball-handling skills. He is 6'11 and has began to shine as the Bucks' primary player.
Dimitra Papade, also known as Demy, is a Greek singer who is signed with Greek independent label Panik Records. At the 2012 MAD Video Music Awards, she won the award for Best New Artist and 2 other awards. Demy, along with The FaDe, performed on the 2012 awards show. They were the first act on stage. They sang Soldier and Poses Hiliades Kalokairia.
Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvass is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on the national athletics team during the 1980s. Rouvas began a musical career in 1991 as one of Greece's first dance-pop performers.
Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, occasional actress, and businesswoman. Huffington was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which is now owned by AOL. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors.

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