What is Greece?

  • (noun): A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil.
    Synonyms: Hellenic Republic, Ellas

Greece

Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, Elláda), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Ellīnikî Dīmokratía), is a country in Southeast Europe. Athens is the country's capital and largest city (its urban area also including the municipality of Piraeus). According to the preliminary 2011 census data, Greece's population is about 11 million.

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2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship - Qualifying - Group 2
... Qualifying Group 2 P W D L F A Pts 1 Greece 2 ... Norway 3 ... Georgia 4 ... Latvia 5 ... Slovenia ...
Truman Doctrine - Greece
1946 the weakening British economy meant the British could no longer support Greece, and so London asked the U.S ... Congress in May, 1947, responding to Truman's plea, granted Greece $400 million in military and economic aid ...
Greece - Culture - Sports
... Main article Sport in Greece Panathenaic Stadium at the first day of the 1896 Summer Olympics (top) and the Olympic Stadium of Athens, during the 2004 games (bottom) ... Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, first recorded in 776 BC ... Water polo and volleyball are also practiced widely in Greece while cricket and handball are relatively popular in Corfu and Veroia respectively ...
Vassilis Vassilikos - Biography
... Since 1996, he has served as Greece's ambassador to UNESCO ... In 2008, Vassilikos was among to 41 other personalities of Greece that condemned the action of the withdrawal of Ersi Sotiropoulou's book Zigzag Through the ...
Northern Epirus - History - World War II (1939-1945)
... protectorate and was used to facilitate military operations against Greece the following year ... month period of Greek administration, the invasion of Greece by Nazi Germany followed in April 1941 and Greece capitulated ... Following Greece's surrender, Northern Epirus again became part of the Italian-occupied Albanian protectorate ...

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