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Greece is surrounded by large bodies of water, including the Ionian Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Crete, the Thracian Sea and the Aegean Sea. The country's many islands are all located in these five seas.

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  • What is the longest river in Greece?

    Q: What is the longest river in Greece?

    A: The Haliacmon is the longest river in Greece, running approximately 200 miles through the country. This river formed Lake Kastoria and continues to feed it. The Haliacmon is also known as the Aliakmon or the Aliakmonas River.
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  • What crops grow in Greece?

    Q: What crops grow in Greece?

    A: Crops that grow in Greece include tomatoes, wheat, corn, sugar beets, pistachios, oranges, olive oil, peaches, nectarines, barley, apples, cotton, rice, figs, almonds, watermelons and tobacco. Greece was the largest producer of cotton and pistachios in the European Union as of 2010 and was the second-largest producer of rice and olives.
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  • How is the geography of Rome similar to the geography of Greece?

    Q: How is the geography of Rome similar to the geography of Greece?

    A: There are a few similarities between the geography of Rome, or Italy, and Greece, such as mountains, latitude and the Mediterranean Sea. Rome itself is bound by mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, typical geography for much of Greece.
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  • What is the climate like in Greece?

    Q: What is the climate like in Greece?

    A: Greece experiences a dry-summer subtropical climate, which is commonly referred to as the Mediterranean climate, according to the Köppen climate-classification system. The two main seasons of the Mediterranean climate are a rainy and mild winter that lasts from October to March and a warm, dry summer that lasts from April to September. There are typically long periods of sunshine throughout the year.
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  • What is the capital city of Greece?

    Q: What is the capital city of Greece?

    A: Athens is the capital city of Greece. This city of 3.252 million people was designated the capital of Greece in 1833 immediately after the country won its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
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  • Q: What is the largest island in Greece?

    A: The largest island in Greece is Crete. It stretches about 160 miles from east to west and covers approximately 3,235 square miles. Crete is also the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
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  • Q: What is some information about the Greek Island of Navarone?

    A: The Greek island of Navarone is actually named Leros. The island became famous after World War II when it was the site of the Great Battle of Leros.
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  • Q: What three seas surround Greece?

    A: Greece shares a border with the Aegean Sea to its east, the Ionian Sea to its west and Mediterranean Sea to its south. Greece has 8,479 miles of coastline and is located in Southern Europe, between the countries of Albania and Turkey, and also shares a border with Macedonia and Bulgaria. The country has a total land area of 81,180 miles, a water area of 813 miles and 689 miles of total land boundary.
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  • Q: What were the landforms of Ancient Greece?

    A: The geographical features of Ancient Greece included various mountains and hills, volcanoes and the numerous islands that interspersed the country along the Mediterranean Sea. Greece is home to the Pindus Mountain Range, which is the site of one of the planet's deepest canyons, Vikos Gorge. Another major landform in Greece is Mount Olympus, which was considered by the Ancient Greeks as the dwelling of their gods and goddesses.
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  • Q: What was the form of government of the Phoenicians?

    A: The oldest political system of the ancient Phoenicians was based on a monarchy under the direct rule of a king. This type of government was later replaced by a republic in one of Phoenicia's important cities. Several centuries later, a federal form of government was established, which united three major states.
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  • Q: Where is Troy located in the modern world?

    A: The archaeological site of Hisarlik in northwest Turkey is believed to be the ancient city of Troy. Whether the Trojan War of Greek legend actually took place is still a subject of scholarly debate, as of 2014.
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  • Q: What is the population of Athens, Greece?

    A: Athens, Greece, had an estimated population of over 3.4 million people as of 2011. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece and is located near the eastern coast of central Greece. Greece is estimated to have a total population of almost 10.8 million people as of 2014.
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  • Q: What kinds of landforms did Ancient Greece have?

    A: The city-states of Greece were located on arid, wooded, mountainous peninsulas and islands. With about 80 percent of all Greek land covered in mountains, there were no cities or villages more than about 10 miles away from a mountain. There were also several active volcanoes nearby, most notably the volcano that destroyed the Minoan civilization on Santorini, which contributed to the region's frequent earthquakes.
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  • Why is Athens famous?

    Q: Why is Athens famous?

    A: Athens, the capital of Greece, is famous for its art and architecture, prominent thinkers, the Acropolis, the original Olympic Games and democracy. The ancient city-state of Athens derived its name from the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, who the people considered the patron of the city.
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  • Q: What is the population of Athens?

    A: As of 2014, the estimated population of Athens, Greece, is 665,000. This number is a drop of over 100,000 residents since 2004, when the population was 796,400. The city's population decline is attributed to its aging residents and the poor economic outlook in the country.
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  • Q: What is the typical climate of Greece?

    A: The typical climate of Greece is hot and sunny in the summer without much rain. Winters have moderate temperatures and more rain. Small amounts of snow can occasionally be expected in Athens.
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  • Q: What are some interesting facts about Greece?

    A: All Greek must serve at least one year in the Greek military, and all Greeks over the age of 18 must vote in elections. Greece has the 10th longest coastline in the world, and no point in Greece is more than 85 miles from some body of water. Much of this coastline comes from islands, of which Greece contains more than 2,000, though less than 200 are inhabited.
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  • Q: What is the main religion in Greece?

    A: In Greece, the main religion is Greek Orthodox. Though the Greek government keeps no official religion statistics, the United Stated estimates that this branch of Christianity accounts for around 98 percent of Greek residents.
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  • Q: Where is Greece located?

    A: Greece is located in Southeastern Europe, and it is in relatively close proximity to North Africa and the western part of Asia. It shares land borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. Greece is a peninsula with more than 1,000 islands; less than 230 of these islands are inhabited.
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  • Q: What is the landscape like in Greece?

    A: The general terrain of Greece is mountainous, comprising 80 percent of the country's mountains and hills, interspersed with numerous islands and islets around the Ionian and Aegean seas. Its main topographical features include a peninsular mainland, the Peloponnese peninsula and around 6,000 isles.
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  • What is the national animal of Greece?

    Q: What is the national animal of Greece?

    A: The national animal of Greece is the dolphin, which is associated with the Greek god Delphinus. Greece's national bird is the mythical phoenix; its national flower is the violet; and the national tree is the olive tree.
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