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:

The Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, is a sovereign 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[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Greece

Geography of Greece[edit]

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

Environment of Greece[edit]

An enlargeable satellite composite image of Greece
Main article: Environment of Greece

Natural geographic features of Greece[edit]

Regions of Greece[edit]

Ecoregions of Greece[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Greece

Administrative divisions of Greece[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Greece
Administrative regions of Greece[edit]
Regional units of Greece[edit]
Municipalities of Greece[edit]

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece[edit]

Demography of Greece[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Greece

Government and politics of Greece[edit]

Main article: Government of Greece and Politics of Greece

Branches of the government of Greece[edit]

Main article: Government of Greece

Executive branch of the government of Greece[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Greece[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Greece[edit]

There are three Supreme Courts in Greece. They are:

Foreign relations of Greece[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Hellenic Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Greece[edit]

Main article: Law of Greece

Military of Greece[edit]

Main article: Military of Greece

Local government in Greece[edit]

History of Greece[edit]

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

Culture of Greece[edit]

Main article: Culture of Greece

Art in Greece[edit]

Religion in Greece[edit]

Religion in Greece

Sports in Greece[edit]

Main article: Sports in Greece

Economy and infrastructure of Greece[edit]

Main article: Economy of Greece

Education in Greece[edit]

Main article: Education in Greece

See also[edit]

Main article: Greece

References[edit]

  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[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Greece

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