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By Julia Clites
Capital: Athens
Demographic Information Population: 10,767,827 Life Expectancy: 80.05  years Official Language: Greek  99% Official Re...
Greek Government Form of Government:    Parliamentary Democracy   300 elected parliamentary    deputies form the parliam...
The First Olympic Games The first Olympic games  were held in 776 BC The games honored Zeus They were held at  Olympia ...
Economic Information GDP per capita: $27,600 GDP composition by sector:  Agriculture - 3.3%, Industry -  17.9%, Services...
Greek Food Greek Salad – Known in Greece as a  village/country salad; made up of  tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta  ch...
Major Greek Cities Athens – the capital city of  Greece – was one of the first city  states ever and is famous for the  A...
The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer, the famous Greek  poet who wrote the Iliad and  the Odyssey, lived somewhere  around 800...
Santorini, Greece Lying on top of steep volcanic    cliffs, Santorini is one of the most    famous Greek Islands   The I...
Works Cited   http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/2008/08/chickengyro.html   http://www.mapsofworld.com/greece/cities/   ht...
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Greece

  1. 1. By Julia Clites
  2. 2. Capital: Athens
  3. 3. Demographic Information Population: 10,767,827 Life Expectancy: 80.05 years Official Language: Greek 99% Official Religion: Greek Orthodox 98% Literacy: 96%
  4. 4. Greek Government Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy 300 elected parliamentary deputies form the parliament Whichever political party gets 151+ seats assumes office The winning party president becomes Prime Minister President is elected by parliamentary deputies
  5. 5. The First Olympic Games The first Olympic games were held in 776 BC The games honored Zeus They were held at Olympia every four years The games helped to solve civil wars within Greece Racing and wrestling were popular early Olympic events http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPph6hwRNTg
  6. 6. Economic Information GDP per capita: $27,600 GDP composition by sector: Agriculture - 3.3%, Industry - 17.9%, Services - 78.9% 2011 unemployment rate: 17.3% 21% of people below poverty line
  7. 7. Greek Food Greek Salad – Known in Greece as a village/country salad; made up of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and olive oil Gyro – Famous Greek sandwich made on a pita with different kinds of meat and vegetables, topped with tzatziki sauce Baklava – Delicious Greek dessert made of phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and honey Greece has the oldest grape wine remnants ever discovered in the world
  8. 8. Major Greek Cities Athens – the capital city of Greece – was one of the first city states ever and is famous for the Acropolis 3,247,000 (1/3 of the total population) people live in Athens Thessaloniki – the second largest city in Greece – is famous for the Arch of Galerius 361,200 live in Thessaloniki
  9. 9. The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer, the famous Greek poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, lived somewhere around 800 BC The Iliad is a tragedy about the battles of Achilles and Agamemnon during the Trojan War, and The Odyssey is a comedy about the adventures of a hero at sea The Iliad is commonly recognized as the greatest piece of Greek Literature Although there is not much information about Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the most famous Greek epics ever
  10. 10. Santorini, Greece Lying on top of steep volcanic cliffs, Santorini is one of the most famous Greek Islands The Island sits on top of the Aegean Sea There are over 250 churches on the island The Island is easily recognized because of all of its white buildings With many beautiful attractions, such as the Amoudi Bay, Santorini is famous for its amazing sunsets
  11. 11. Works Cited http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/2008/08/chickengyro.html http://www.mapsofworld.com/greece/cities/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3480085421_ffac605be8.jpg http://www.kalofagas.ca/2009/04/28/baklava- %CE%BC%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BB%CE%B1%CE%B2%CE%AC%CF%82/ http://www.indexmundi.com/greece/economy_profile.html http://www.indexmundi.com/greece/demographics_profile.html http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/mediterranean/olympicgames.html http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/hold_ye_front_page/history/2774900/.html http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/anestis/anestis1106/anestis110600006/9924799-the-greek-flag- waving-in-pole.jpg http://www.greektravel.com/maps/greece.html http://www.necessaryprose.com/homerbasics.htm http://www.crystalinks.com/homer.html http://www.simply-santorini.com/santorini-churches.html http://www.top10greekislands.com/Santorini.htm http://travel.usnews.com/Santorini_Greece/Things_To_Do/Amoudi_Bay_22055/ http://travelthisworld.tumblr.com/post/695064263/santorini-greece-by-josh-trefethen http://artforcancer.imagekind.com/store/imagedetail.aspx/556cc529-0bb4-419c-9d6c- 49d655908d0c/Amoudi_Bay

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