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Greek traditions 1 & 2. An introduction to Greek Culture and Civilization . The geographical position of Greece in the world map.

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greek traditions 1 2

Greek traditions 1 & 2

An introduction to Greek Culture and Civilization

the geographical position of greece in the world map
The geographical position of Greece in the world map
  • https://maps.google.sk/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&q=greece+maps&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x135b4ac711716c63:0x363a1775dc9a2d1d,%CE%95%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%B4%CE%B1&gl=sk&ei=YOgFU7HNHoiMswbA4ICgAQ&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAA
  • Greece is located on:
  • the south-east end of Europe
  • the south end of the Balkan Peninsula
  • the point where Europe meets Asia and Africa
neighbour countries
Neighbour-countries
  • Albania
  • FYROM
  • Bulgaria
  • Turkey
physical borders
PHYSICAL BORDERS
  • Evros River (Turkey)
  • Rodopi Mountain Range (Bulgaria)
  • Doirani Lake (FYROM)
  • Big Prespa Lake (FYROM-Albania)
  • Small Prespa Lake (Albania)
  • Ionian Sea (Italy)
  • Mediterranean Sea (Libya & Egypt)
  • Aegean Sea (Turkey)
characteristics of the greek landscape
Characteristics of the Greek landscape
  • Total area: 131.957 km2,

of which 0,86% is WATER

  • Approximately half of the total area is covered by ISLANDS
  • Most of the mainland of Greece is mountainous.
  • Fishery, “international” trade (besides agriculture and cattle-breeding)
  • Colonization all around the Mediterranean Sea
geographical regions of greece
Geographical regions of Greece
  • Greece is divided in 9 geographical regions:
  • Thrace
  • Macedonia
  • Thessaly
  • Epirus
  • Central Greece
  • Peloponnese
  • Aegean Islands
  • Ionian Islands
  • Crete

…& 51 prefectures

characteristics of the greek population
Characteristics of the Greek population
  • Population: 10.815.197 (2011),

of which 94% are Greek, 4%

Albanians and 2% other ethnic

groups

  • Official Language: Greek
  • Religion: Orthodox (98%)

Muslims (1,3%)

others (0,7%)

  • Lingual & religious homogeneity
characteristics of the greek state
Characteristics of the Greek state
  • Polity: Presidential Parliamentary Republic
  • Member of the United Nations
  • Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1951)
  • Member of the European Union (EU) (1979-1981)
  • Member of the Euro Zone – Replacement of drachma with euro (2001)