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Greece by j b d

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  • 1. GREECEby J. Brandon DeLoach
  • 2. Greek Borders: Countries: Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey Waters: Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea
  • 3. Physical Characteristics: Surrounded by water on three sides Approximately 2000 barrier islands Mountainous terrain as well as white sandy coastline- Mount Olympus rises 9,750 feet Many active volcanoes
  • 4. Government Current constitution describes country as "presidential parliamentary republic” Prime Minister is Head of State – currently held by George Papandreou Legislative power is vested in government and the Hellenic Parliament
  • 5. Ancient Culture/HistoryThe Parthenon  In the archaic period Greece was made of independent states, called polis, or city states.  The polis of Athens included 2500 sq km of territory.  Others polis territories were only 250 sq km.  Society was broken into free people and slaves
  • 6. Picturesque GREECE
  • 7. Modern Culture/Industry Greece has a diverse culture influenced by both eastern and western cultures of the world Athens, the capital city, inhabits 1/3 of the countries population totaling 10.5 million people The shipping industry holds one of the world’s largest fleets
  • 8. Facts about the Greek people Religion is primarily Greek Orthodox at 98% of population, Muslims 1.3%, other .07% Life expectancy Male 75.66yrs/Female 81.81yrs Labor force 1.4 million Main line telephones approx. 5million/Cell phones 8 million.
  • 9. Fact about the Greek Economy Exports totaling approximately 5.5 billion Imports totaling approximately 54.28 billion Natural resources include: petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, and zinc GDP 21,300 per capita
  • 10. Conclusion Greece has an ancient history dating back to 800 b.c. making it a tourist attraction for the world. The countries location in the Mediterranean Sea provides a strategic economic location for its population The strong history and economic potential provides Greece the ability to be a great country.

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