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Greek Symbols

Physical Map of the Greece showing terrain, mountain ranges, islands, Peloponnese Peninsula, extreme points, major rivers, important cities, international boundaries, etc.
Where is Greece?

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Greece's Quick Facts

Land Area 130,647 km2
Water Area 1,310 km2
Total Area 131,957 km2
Population 10,773,253
Population Density 81.64 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $291.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $26,800
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Athínai (Athens) (3,153,355)
  • Thessaloniki (812,166)
  • Animal: Dolphin
  • Bird: Phoenix
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Greece

  • 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.
  • Owl:



    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

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