- Animal: Dolphin
- Bird: Phoenix
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The national emblem features a blue escutcheon with a white cross totally surrounded by two laurel branches.
- Flag of Greece
- Flower: Laurel branch, Violet
- Motto: "Eleftheria i thanatos." " Freedom or Death." - was also the inspirational motto of the Greek War of Independence.
- National Anthem: The Greek Anthem (Ode to Freedom) is based on the "Hymn to the Freedom", a lengthy poem written by Dionysios Solomos. Dionysios Solomos was a distinguished poet from Zakynthos Island.
In Greek mythology the owl was sacred to Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Therefore it was considered a protector of the Greek armies; if an owl flew over the army before battle, this was believed to be a sign of victory. The owl was commonly depicted on ancient coins, and on the modern One Euro coin of Greece.
- Tree: Olive Tree
Find above the symbols for Greece.
|Land Area||130,647 km2|
|Water Area||1,310 km2|
|Total Area||131,957km2 (#95)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$291.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$26,800|
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