Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe.
According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city.
Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. It also shares land borders with Search with google:AlbaniaAlbania to the northwest, the Search with google:Republic of MacedoniaRepublic of Macedonia and Search with google:BulgariaBulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast.
The country consists of nine geographic regions: Search with google:MacedoniaMacedonia , Search with google:Central GreeceCentral Greece , the Search with google:PeloponnesePeloponnese , Search with google:ThessalyThessaly , Search with google:EpirusEpirus , the Search with google:Aegean IslandsAegean Islands (including the Search with google:DodecaneseDodecanese and Search with google:CycladesCyclades ), Search with google:ThraceThrace , Search with google:CreteCrete , and the Search with google:Ionian IslandsIonian Islands .
The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, 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 (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 1,400, of which 227 are inhabited).
Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Search with google:Mount OlympusMount Olympus is the highest, at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).

Greece's Notable Births
1888 July 10
Giorgio de Chirico, painter (born at Volo, Greece) (dead 1978 November 20) Cancer
(356 a.C.)
Search with google:Alessandro MagnoAlessandro Magno , condottiero, archetipo condottiero (born at Pella, Greece) (dead 10 June 324 a.C.)
(385 a.C.)
Search with google:AristoteleAristotele , scientist (born at Stagira, Greece) (dead 322 a.C.)
1778 February 06
Search with google:Ugo FoscoloUgo Foscolo , Poet,writer (born at Zante,Greece) (dead 1827 10) Aquarius
Greece's Notable Deaths
322 a.C.
Search with google:AristoteleAristotele , scientist (dead at Calcide, Greece) (born (385 a.C.))
2015 January 25
Search with google:Demis RoussosDemis Roussos , singer (dead at Atene, Greece) (born 1946 June 15) Gemini
1994 December 06
Search with google:Gian Maria Volonte Gian Maria Volonte , actor (dead at Florina, Greece) (born 1933 April 09) Aries

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