Outline of Greece

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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

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An enlargeable basic map of Greece

Geography of Greece

An enlargeable topographic map of Greece
 Bulgaria 494 km
 Albania 282 km
 Macedonia 246 km
 Turkey 206 km
  • Coastline: 13,676 km

Environment of Greece

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An enlargeable satellite composite image of Greece

Natural geographic features of Greece

Regions of Greece

Ecoregions of Greece

Main article: Ecoregions in Greece

Administrative divisions of Greece

Main article: Administrative divisions of Greece
Administrative regions of Greece
Regional units of Greece
Municipalities of Greece

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece

Demography of Greece

Main article: Demographics of Greece

Government and politics of Greece

Main article: Government of Greece and Politics of Greece

Branches of the government of Greece

Executive branch of the government of Greece

Legislative branch of the government of Greece

Judicial branch of the government of Greece

There are three Supreme Courts in Greece. They are:

Foreign relations of Greece

International organization membership

The Hellenic Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Greece

Main article: Law of Greece

Military of Greece

Main article: Military of Greece

Local government in Greece

History of Greece

Main article: History of Greece, Timeline of the history of Greece, and Current events of Greece

Culture of Greece

Main article: Culture of Greece

Art in Greece

Religion in Greece

Religion in Greece

Sports in Greece

Main article: Sports in Greece

Economy and infrastructure of Greece

Main article: Economy of Greece

Education in Greece

Main article: Education in Greece

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Greece". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Greece becomes 16th ESA Member State". European Space Agency. www.esa.int. 2005-03-22. Retrieved 2007-04-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Greece