Outline of Greece

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The location of Greece
An enlargeable map of the Hellenic Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Greece:

Greecesovereign country located on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe.[1] Greece borders Albania, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the Eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.

Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is heir to the heritages of ancient Greece, the Roman and Byzantine Empires,[2] and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule.[3] Greece is the birthplace of democracy,[4] Western philosophy,[5] the Olympic Games (for this reason, unless it is the host nation, it always leads the Parade of Nations in accordance with tradition begun at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics), Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama[6] including both tragedy and comedy.

Greece is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1981,[7] a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union since 2001, NATO since 1952,[8] the OECD since 1961,[9] the WEU since 1995 and ESA since 2005.[10] Athens is the capital; Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Volos, Ioannina, Larissa and Kavala are some of the country's other major cities.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Greece

Geography of Greece

An enlargeable topographic map of Greece

Geography of Greece

 Bulgaria 494 km
 Albania 282 km
 Macedonia 246 km
 Turkey 206 km
  • Coastline: 13,676 km

Environment of Greece

An enlargeable satellite composite image of Greece

Environment of Greece

Natural geographic features of Greece

View of Thessaloniki
View of Patras from the fortress

Regions of Greece

Ecoregions of Greece

List of ecoregions in Greece

Administrative divisions of Greece

Administrative divisions of Greece

Administrative regions of Greece

Modern regions of Greece

Regional units of Greece

Regional units of Greece

Municipalities of Greece

Municipalities and communities of Greece

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece

Demography of Greece

Demographics of Greece

Government and politics of Greece

Politics of Greece

Branches of the government of Greece

Government of Greece

Executive branch of the government of Greece

Legislative branch of the government of Greece

Judicial branch of the government of Greece

Judicial system of Greece There are three Supreme Courts in Greece. They are:

Foreign relations of Greece

Foreign relations of Greece

International organization membership

The Hellenic Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Greece

Greek motorcycle police officer in Athens
Hellenic Coast Guard: coastal patrol boat ΛΣ-172 type LCS-57 Mk.II at Bay of Zea marina coast guard station, Piraeus

Military of Greece

Evzones of the Presidential Guard, Syntagma Square, Athens
Greek soldiers presenting arms

Hellenic National Defence General Staff Military of Greece

Local government in Greece

Local government in Greece

History of Greece

The Temple of Hephaestus at the Agora of Athens, built 449-415 BC
Remains of the Roman Agora built in Athens during the Roman period

History of Greece

By period

Timeline of Greek history

By subject

Culture of Greece

The Zappeion, a Conference and Exhibition Centre in Neoclassical style
Easter eggs in Greece
The Parthenon in Athens
The Terrace of the Lions in Delos
El Greco, painter, sculptor and architect born in Heraklion, Crete
Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Culture of Greece

Art in Greece

Mosaic of a Greek theatre mask from the Jewelry Quarter of Delos
Athens Houses (1927-28) by 20th-century painter Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas
A group of Sfakians dancing the Syrtos

Religion in Greece

Our Lady of Tinos, the major Marian shrine in Greece
Fethiye Mosque, an Ottoman mosque in Ioannina

Religion in Greece

Sports in Greece

Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble

Sports in Greece

Economy and infrastructure of Greece

Fish farming, Argolic gulf
View of a wind farm, Panachaiko mountain
Delphi, a popular tourist destination
View of the port of Patras
KTEL bus station in Pyrgos

Economy of Greece

Education in Greece

Education in Greece

Health in Greece

Healthcare in Greece

See also

Greece

References

  1. ^ a b "Greece". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Sir Steven Runciman, Conclusion, The Fall of Constantinople
  3. ^ "Greece." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 6 Sept. 2006 <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9106266>.
  4. ^ Finley, M. I. Democracy Ancient and Modern. 2d ed., 1985. London: Hogarth.
  5. ^ History of Philosophy, Volume 1 by Frederick Copleston
  6. ^ Brockett, Oscar G. History of the Theatre. sixth ed., 1991. Boston; London: Allyn and Bacon.
  7. ^ "Member States of the EU: Greece". European Union. europa.eu. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  8. ^ On the 14 August 1974 Greek forces withdrew from the integrated military structure of NATO in protest at the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus. Greece rejoined NATO in 1980.
  9. ^ "Convention on the OECD". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. www.oecd.org. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  10. ^ "Greece becomes 16th ESA Member State". European Space Agency. www.esa.int. 2005-03-22. Retrieved 2007-04-07.

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Greece

Government
  • President of the Hellenic Republic
  • Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic
  • Hellenic Parliament
  • Greek News Agenda Newsletter
  • Greece — information and links related to Greece from the ministry of foreign affairs
  • Greek missions abroad (embassies, consulates, representations)
  • Foreign missions in Greece
  • Greek National Tourism Organisation
  • National Statistical Service of Greece
Other
  • Hellenism.Net - Everything about Greece
  • National Geographic: Greece
  • Encyclopædia Britannica - Greece's country page
  • Hellenic History
  • The Greek Heritage
  • Greece at Curlie
  • Chronology of Greece from the World History Database
  • History of Greece: Primary Documents
  • Greek Council for Refugees
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