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  1. Greece

  2. Greece is a European country located on the Balkan Peninsula • Mediterranean coastlines • Touches borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey Geography of Greece

  3. Roughly the size of Alabama • Contains over 1,400 islands

  4. Population: over 11,000,000 People

  5. 99% of the population speak Greek • English is taught as a secondary language Language

  6. Greek Orthodox is the main religion • Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic Religion

  7. Parliamentary Government • People vote • President and Prime Minister Government

  8. President KarolosPapoulias Prime Minister George Papandreou Government

  9. Exports

  10. Imports

  11. Meditterranean • Hot, dry summers • Mild winters Climate

  12. In 1821, Greece became an official country when it declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire. It’s official name is Hellenic Republic.

  13. Adopted December 22, 1978 • Blue represents the ocean • White represents waves • Nine stripes symbolize the nine syllables in the country motto • The cross represents the Greek Orthodox religion Flag

  14. Eleutheria H Thanatos Freedom or Death Motto

  15. Ancient temples and ruins are still standing all over Greece. Attractions

  16. Athens~ Capital • Thessaloniki • Piraeus • Patras • Iraklion • Larissa Major Cities

  17. We knew thee of old, Oh, divinely restored, By the lights of thine eyes,And the light of thy Sword,From the graves of our slain,Shall thy valour prevail,As we greet thee again- Hail, Liberty! Hail! Anthem

  18. Jennifer Aniston • Alexander the Great • Euclid • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Famous People

  19. Olympics!

  20. Mythology was very important to ancient Greeks. Each god stood for something. Zeus was the main god, Hates was the god of the underworld. They made temples to worship these gods and made sacrifices for them. Greek Gods

  21. Greece in the Media

  22. Why should the conference be held here?

  23. http://www.bestsingletravel.com/images/Greece-Santorini-Church.jpghttp://www.bestsingletravel.com/images/Greece-Santorini-Church.jpg • http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Olympics/ • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3395.htm • http://www.athensinfoguide.com/genholidays.htm • http://www.greeklandscapes.com/travel/transportation.html Works Cited