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    • WHERE IS ANCIENT GREECE?
      • Can we find Greece on the globe?
      • Which other countries are near Greece?
      • Greece is a small country in south east Europe.
      • Greece has an area of mainland, which is very mountainous, and hundreds of small islands dotted around in the Aegean and Ionian seas.
      • There are about 140 inhabited islands in Greece, but if you count every rocky outcrop, the total surges to about 3,000
      Greece today
      • The largest island is Crete which is in the Mediterranean Sea.
      • The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus (9,754 ft.), seat of the gods of Greek mythology.
      • The largest city and capital of Greece is Athens, with a population of over three million.
      • How big is Greece?
      • Greece has a total area of 131.957 square kilometers (50,502 square miles). This includes 1,140 square kilometers of water and 130,800 square kilometers of land.
      • What is the flag of Greece like?
      • The National Flag of Greece consists of four white and five blue alternating horizontal stripes, with a white cross on the upper inner corner.
      • Quick Facts about Greece
      • Capital: Athens
      • Population: 10.9 million
      • Population density (per sq km): 80
      • Area: 131.957 sq km
      • Coordinates: 39 00 N, 22 00 E
      • Language: Greek
      • Major religion: Orthodox Christian
      • Currency: Euro
    • Ancient Greece
      • The Ancient Greeks lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in what is now Turkey, and in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean sea coast.
      • There were Greeks in Italy, Sicily, North Africa and as far west as France.
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      • What was ancient Greece like?
      • Ancient Greece had a warm, dry climate, as Greece does today.
      • People lived by farming, fishing, and trade.
      • Some were soldiers. Others were scholars, scientists or artists.
      • Most Greeks lived in villages or in small cities.
      • There were beautiful temples with stone columns and statues, and open-air theatres where people sat to watch plays.
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