Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known as Hellas, is a country in southeastern Europe. Greece's population is approximately 10.955 million as of 2015. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. Greece consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands including the Dodecanese and Cyclades, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    37° 58′ 32″ N • of northern latitude
    23° 44′ 5″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    37.975527°; 23.734855°

Length of Greece from south to north is 793.787 kilometers, from west ot east – from 950.957 km on south to 861.987 km on north.

State symbols

Flag of Greece
Flag of Greece
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of Greece
Coat of arms of Greece

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