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  • 1. GREECE
    By Cameron
  • 2. Physical Map
    Greece has the longest coastline in Europe
    Greece has some very rocky mountains
    Greece has the area of 1,228 km.
  • 3. Borders
    Greece is bordered by Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia
    The seas that border Greece are the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea
  • 4. Landforms
    Pindus Mountains
    Mount Olympus
    Home of the Gods
    Island of Thera
  • 5. Pindus Mountains
    The Pindus Mountains contains the Vikos Gorge
    The Vikos Gorge is 3,600 feet deep
  • 6. Mount Olympus
    Mount Olympus is Greece’s highest point
    People believed that Mount Olympus is home of the gods
    Olympus’ peak is 2,917 meters high
  • 7. The Islands Of Thera
    Thera is an eastern part of an exploded volcano
    Thera was occupied before 12,000 B.C.
  • 8. Climate
    Greece’s average high temperature – 73°F [23°C]
    Greece’s average low temperature- 58°F [14°C]
    Greece’s median temperature-65°F[18°C]
  • 9. Natural Resources
    Lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, and hydropower potenial
  • 10. Population & other info
    Population-10,668,358
    Currency-Euro[77€=1$]
    Local name-Elliniki Republic
    Conventional name-Hellenic Republic
    Elections held every 5 years [last held Feb. 8, 2005
    Head of Greece-George Papadreou
  • 11. Flag
    The cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the Est. religion of Greece.
  • 12. Interesting Facts
    The first Olympics were held in Athens
    The Olympics include sports like track, field, and swimming
  • 13. Work Cited
    http://www.greecetravel.com/macedonia/mount-olympus.htm
    http://kidsnationalgeographic.com/places/find/Greece
    http://www.cia.gov/librarary/publications/the-world-factbook/
    http://www.enchantediearning.com/europegreece/flag/
    CHILDRENS PRESS® CHICAGO pg.15