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