Physical Map Greece has the longest coastline in Europe Greece has some very rocky mountains Greece has the area of 1,228 km.
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
Landforms Pindus Mountains Mount Olympus Home of the Gods Island of Thera
Pindus Mountains The Pindus Mountains contains the Vikos Gorge The Vikos Gorge is 3,600 feet deep
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
The Islands Of Thera Thera is an eastern part of an exploded volcano Thera was occupied before 12,000 B.C.
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]
Natural Resources Lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, and hydropower potenial
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
Flag The cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the Est. religion of Greece.
Interesting Facts The first Olympics were held in Athens The Olympics include sports like track, field, and swimming
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