Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, on the southern tip of the peninsula. Ancient Greece was one of Europe's first urban civilizations, and the origin of much of the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society.
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, is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. Photo: Ggia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a peninsula in southern Greece. Once a peninsula connected to the rest of the… Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest of the Greek islands and is the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea - after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Photo: MJJR, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a geographic and administrative region of Greece, in the southern . Photo: Heuschrecke, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Most visitors to Greece want their trip to include, or even to be devoted to, the islands, but may initially be bewildered by their number and variety.

is the large, varied upper half of Greece which, apart from a few scattered famous attractions, is still relatively untouristed, though much of this area offers rewarding destinations that deserve to be better known. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Continental Greece, colloquially known as Roúmeli, is a traditional geographic region of Greece. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a traditional geographic and modern administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Photo: Fsb2004, Public domain.

Greece

Latitude of center
38.72° or 38° 43' 12" north
Longitude of center
23.07° or 23° 4' 12" east
Population
11,300,000
Elevation
644 metres (2113 feet)
Capital
Area
131,940 km² (50,942 miles²)
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Phone code
30
Internet domain
.gr
Open­Street­Map ID
node 432424989
Geo­Names ID
390903
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  • Abkhazian: Legrig
  • Abkhazian: Бырзентәыла
  • Achinese: Yunani
  • Adyghe: Урымые
  • Afar: Yunanstan
  • Afrikaans: Griekeland
  • Akan: Greekman
  • Albanian: Greqi
  • Albanian: Greqia
  • Amharic: ግሪክ
  • Arabic: Gresya
  • Arabic: اليونان
  • Arabic: يونان
  • Aragonese: Grecia
  • Aragonese: Grezia
  • Armenian: Հունաստան
  • Armenian: Յունաստան
  • Arpitan: Grèce
  • Arpitan: Grèça
  • Asturian: Grecia
  • Avaric: Ellasa
  • Avaric: Герек
  • Avaric: Греция
  • Awadhi: यूनान
  • Aymara: Grisya
  • Azerbaijani: Yunanıstan
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  • Bashkir: Греция
  • Basque: Grezia
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  • Belarusian: Грэцыя
  • Bengali: গ্রিস
  • Bengali: গ্রীস্
  • Bhojpuri: ग्रीस
  • Bhojpuri: युनान
  • Bhojpuri: यूनान
  • Bishnupriya: গ্রীস
  • Bislama: Greece
  • Bosnian: Grčka
  • Breton: Gres
  • Bulgarian: Гърция
  • Bulgarian: Република Гърция
  • Burmese: ဂရိ
  • Burmese: ဂရိနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Elláda
  • Catalan: Grècia
  • Catalan: Hellás
  • Catalan: República Hel·lènica
  • Cebuano: Gresya
  • Central Bikol: Gresya
  • Central Kurdish: یۆنان
  • Chamorro: Grecia
  • Chavacano: Grecia
  • Chechen: Желтойчоь
  • Cherokee: ᎪᎢ
  • Cherokee: ᎪᎢᎯ
  • Chinese: Hi-lia̍p
  • Chinese: Xīlà
  • Chinese: 太陽岩石之地
  • Chinese: 太陽岩石共和国
  • Chinese: 希倫共和国
  • Chinese: 希腊/希臘
  • Chinese: 希腊
  • Chinese: 希腊共和国
  • Chinese: 希臘
  • Chinese: 希臘共和國
  • Chinese: 陽岩共和国
  • Church Slavic: Грьци
  • Chuvash: Греци
  • Cornish: Pow Grek
  • Corsican: Grecia
  • Crimean Tatar: Yunanistan
  • Croatian: Grčka
  • Croatian: Republika Grčka
  • Czech: Řecko
  • Danish: Grækenland
  • Dhivehi: ޔޫނާން
  • Dimli (individual language): Yunanıstan
  • Dotyali: ग्रीस
  • Dutch: GR
  • Dutch: GRC
  • Dutch: Griekenland
  • Dzongkha: གིརིསི
  • Dzongkha: གིརིསི་
  • Dzongkha: གྲྀས
  • Eastern Mari: Греций
  • Egyptian Arabic: اليونان
  • English: Ellada
  • English: GRE
  • English: Greek
  • English: Greek Republic
  • English: Hellas
  • English: Hellenic Republic
  • English: el
  • English: gr
  • English: 🇬🇷
  • Erzya: Греция Мастор
  • Esperanto: Grekio
  • Esperanto: Grekujo
  • Estonian: Kreeka
  • Ewe: Greece
  • Ewe: Grisi nutome
  • Extremaduran: Grecia
  • Extremaduran: Grécia
  • Faroese: Grikkaland
  • Fiji Hindi: Greece
  • Finnish: Hellas
  • Finnish: Helleenien tasavalta
  • Finnish: Kreikan tasavalta
  • Finnish: Kreikka
  • French: GR
  • French: Grèce
  • French: République hellénique
  • Friulian: Grecie
  • Fulah: Gerees
  • Fulah: Yunan
  • Gagauz: Grețiya
  • Gagauz: Yunanistan
  • Galician: Grecia - Ελλάδα
  • Galician: Grecia
  • Galician: ىۊنان
  • Gan Chinese: 希臘
  • Ganda: Bugereeki/Buyonaani
  • Ganda: Buyonaani
  • Georgian: საბერძნეთი
  • German: GR
  • German: GRC
  • German: Griechenland
  • German: Hellas
  • German: Hellenische Republik
  • German: 🇬🇷
  • Gilaki: ىۊنان
  • Goan Konkani: Greece
  • Goan Konkani: ग्रीस
  • Gothic: 𐌺𐍂𐌴𐌺𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
  • Greek: Ellinikí Dhimokratía
  • Greek: Ellinikí Dimokratía
  • Greek: Elláda
  • Greek: Ellás
  • Greek: Vasilion tis Ellados
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Ελλάδας
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Ελλάδος
  • Greek: Ελλάδα
  • Greek: Ελλάς
  • Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
  • Guarani: Gyresia
  • Guarani: Gyrésia
  • Guianese Creole French: Grès
  • Gujarati: ગ્રીસ
  • Haitian: Grès
  • Hakka Chinese: Hî-lia̍p
  • Hausa: Girka
  • Hausa: Greek
  • Hausa: Helene
  • Hausa: Hî-lia̍p
  • Hawaiian: Helene
  • Hebrew: יוון
  • Hindi: ग्रीस
  • Hindi: यूनान
  • Hungarian: Görögország
  • Icelandic: Grikkland
  • Ido: Grekia
  • Igbo: Greece
  • Iloko: Gresia
  • Inari Sami: Kreeika täsiväldi
  • Inari Sami: Kreikka
  • Indonesian: Yunani
  • Ingush: Эллада
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Grecia
  • Interlingue: Grecia
  • Irish: An Ghréig
  • Italian: Grecia
  • Jamaican Creole English: Griis
  • Japanese: ギリシア
  • Japanese: ギリシャ
  • Japanese: ギリシャ共和国
  • Javanese: Grikenlan
  • Javanese: Yunani
  • Kabardian: Алыджей
  • Kabiyè: Krɛsɩ
  • Kabuverdianu: Grésia
  • Kabyle: Legrig
  • Kalaallisut: Grækenlandi
  • Kalaallisut: Grækerit Nunaat
  • Kalmyk: Грисин Орн
  • Kalo Finnish Romani: Greekako them
  • Kannada: ಗ್ರೀಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Gretsiya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Греция
  • Kashubian: Greckô
  • Kazakh: Грекия
  • Khmer: ក្រិច
  • Kikuyu: Ngiriki
  • Kikuyu: Ugiriki
  • Kinyarwanda: Ubugereki
  • Kirghiz: Греция
  • Komi-Permyak: Эллада
  • Komi: Эллада
  • Kongo: Gelesi
  • Korean: 그리스
  • Kotava: Ellasa
  • Kurdish: Grekistan
  • Kurdish: Yewnanistan
  • Kurdish: یۆنان
  • Kölsch: Jrihscheland
  • Ladin: Grecia
  • Ladino: Gresia
  • Lao: Gresia
  • Lao: ກິຼກ
  • Lao: ປະເທດກະແລັດ
  • Latgalian: Grekeja
  • Latin: Graecia
  • Latvian: Grieķija
  • Lezghian: Греция
  • Ligurian: Greçia
  • Limburgan: Griekeland
  • Lingala: Geleki
  • Lingala: Gresi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Elas
  • Literary Chinese: 希臘共和國
  • Lithuanian: Graikija
  • Liv: Grīekmō
  • Livvi: Gretsii
  • Livvi: Griekanmua
  • Lojban: xesygu'e
  • Lombard: Grecia
  • Low German: Grekenland
  • Low German: Griekenlaand
  • Lower Sorbian: Grichiska
  • Luba-Katanga: Ngeleka
  • Luxembourgish: Griicheland
  • Macedo-Romanian: Gârția
  • Macedo-Romanian: Gãrtsia
  • Macedonian: Грција
  • Madurese: Yunani
  • Maithili: यूनान
  • Malagasy: Gresy
  • Malagasy: Grisy
  • Malay: Greece
  • Malay: Yunani
  • Malayalam: ഗ്രീസ്
  • Maltese: Greċja
  • Maltese: Repubblika Ellenika
  • Manipuri: ꯒ꯭ꯔꯤꯁ
  • Manx: Yn Ghreag
  • Maori: Kirihi
  • Marathi: ग्रीस
  • Mazanderani: یونان
  • Min Dong Chinese: Hĭ-lé-nà̤
  • Min Nan Chinese: Hi-lia̍p
  • Mingrelian: საბერძნეთი
  • Mirandese: Grécia
  • Moksha: Грекмастор
  • Mongolian: Грек
  • Mongolian: ꯒ꯭ꯔꯤꯁ
  • Moroccan Arabic: ليونان
  • Narom: Grêce
  • Nauru: Grit
  • Navajo: Gwíík Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Grecia
  • Nepali: ग्रिश
  • Nepali: ग्रिस
  • Nepali: ग्रीस
  • Nepali: यूनान
  • Newari: ग्रीस
  • North Ndebele: Greece
  • Northern Frisian: Grekenlun
  • Northern Luri: یوٙنان
  • Northern Sami: Greika
  • Northern Sami: Greikka dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Hellas
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den hellenske republikk
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Grekenland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Hellas
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Hellas
  • Novial: Grekia
  • Nyanja: Greece
  • Occitan (post 1500): Grècia
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܘܢ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܘܢܢ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Crēcland
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Grecland
  • Oriya: ଗ୍ରୀସ
  • Oriya: ଗ୍ରୀସ୍
  • Oromo: Giriik
  • Ossetian: Грекъ
  • Pali: ग्रीस (यूनान)
  • Pampanga: Elenikung Republika
  • Pampanga: Gresia
  • Pampanga: Gresiya
  • Pampanga: Gresya
  • Pampanga: Republikang Eleniku
  • Pampanga: Republika ning Gresya
  • Pangasinan: Gresia
  • Panjabi: ਯੂਨਾਨ
  • Papiamento: Gresia
  • Pedi: Greece
  • Persian: یون، یوعون، یوعوآن
  • Persian: یونان
  • Picard: Grèche
  • Piemontese: Grecia
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Griese
  • Polish: Grecja
  • Polish: Hellada
  • Polish: Republika Grecka
  • Pontic: Ελλάδα
  • Portuguese: Grécia
  • Portuguese: República Helênica
  • Pushto: يونان
  • Pushto: یونان
  • Quechua: Grisya
  • Romanian: Grecia
  • Romanian: Гречия
  • Romansh: Grezia
  • Rundi: Grecia
  • Rundi: Ubugereki
  • Rundi: Ubugiriki
  • Russia Buriat: Грек
  • Russia Buriat: Греци
  • Russian: Греция
  • Russian: Греческая Республика
  • Russian: Эллада
  • Rusyn: Ґреція
  • Sakizaya: Greece
  • Samoan: Eleni
  • Samoan: Kuliti
  • Samogitian: Graikėjė
  • Sango: Gerêsi
  • Sanskrit: यवनदेशः
  • Santali: ᱜᱨᱤᱠ
  • Santali: ᱜᱽᱨᱤᱠ
  • Sardinian: Grèghia
  • Saterfriesisch: Griechenlound
  • Scots: Greece
  • Scottish Gaelic: A' Ghreug
  • Scottish Gaelic: A' Ghrèig
  • Scottish Gaelic: A Ghrèig
  • Serbian: Grčka
  • Serbian: Грчка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Grčka
  • Serbo-Croatian: Jrihscheland
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵရိတ်ႈ
  • Shona: Greece
  • Sicilian: Grecia
  • Silesian: Greckŏ Republika
  • Silesian: Grecyjŏ
  • Sindhi: يونان
  • Sinhala: ග් රීසිය
  • Sinhala: ග්‍රීසිය
  • Skolt Sami: Greikkajânnam
  • Skolt Sami: Helleeʹni tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Kreikka
  • Skolt Sami: Kreikka tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Grécko
  • Slovenian: Grčija
  • Somali: Giriig
  • Somali: Giriiga
  • South Azerbaijani: یونان
  • Southern Sami: Greeklaante
  • Spanish: Grecia
  • Spanish: Hellás
  • Spanish: Hélade
  • Spanish: Republica Helenica
  • Spanish: República Helénica
  • Sranan Tongo: Grikikondre
  • Sundanese: Yunani
  • Swahili: Ugiriki
  • Swati: IGrikhi
  • Swedish: Grekland
  • Swedish: Hellas
  • Swedish: Hellenska republiken
  • Swedish: Republiken Grekland
  • Swiss German: Griecheland
  • Tagalog: Gresya
  • Tahitian: Herēni
  • Tajik: Юнон
  • Tamil: கிரீசு
  • Tamil: கிரீஸ்
  • Tamil: கிரேக்கக் குடியரசு
  • Tamil: கிரேக்க நாடு
  • Tamil: கிரேக்கம்
  • Tamil: கிறீஸ்
  • Tatar: Греция
  • Telugu: గ్రీస్
  • Tetum: Grésia
  • Thai: Greece
  • Thai: Hellenic Republic
  • Thai: กรีซ
  • Thai: ประเทศกรีซ
  • Thai: สาธารณรัฐเฮลเลนิก
  • Thai: เฮลเลนิก
  • Tibetan: ཀེ་རི་སི།
  • Tibetan: གྷི་རཱི་སི།
  • Tigrinya: ግሪክ
  • Tok Pisin: Gris
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kalisi
  • Tosk Albanian: Griechenland
  • Tsonga: Greece
  • Tumbuka: Greece
  • Tunisian Arabic: اليونان
  • Turkish: Helen Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkish: Yunanistan
  • Turkish: Yunanistan Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkmen: Gresiýa
  • Twi: Hela
  • Udmurt: Греция
  • Uighur: گرېتسىيە
  • Ukrainian: Греція
  • Upper Sorbian: Grjekska
  • Urdu: یونان
  • Uzbek: Ellada
  • Uzbek: Gretsiya
  • Uzbek: Yunoniston
  • Venetian: Gresa
  • Venetian: Gresia
  • Veps: Grekanma
  • Vietnamese: Hi Lạp
  • Vietnamese: Hy Lạp
  • Vlaams: Grieknland
  • Vlax Romani: Yelenistan
  • Volapük: Grikän
  • Võro: Kreeka
  • Walloon: Grece
  • Waray (Philippines): Gresya
  • Welsh: Gwlad Groeg
  • Western Armenian: Յունաստան
  • Western Balochi: یونان
  • Western Frisian: Grikelân
  • Western Panjabi: یونان
  • Wolof: Girees
  • Wu Chinese: 希腊
  • Yakut: Греция
  • Yiddish: גריכנלאנד
  • Yoruba: Gríìsì
  • Yoruba: Gíríìsì
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Geriisi
  • Yue Chinese: 希臘
  • Zeeuws: Griek'nland
  • Zhuang: Sihla
  • Zulu: IGreki
  • Zulu: i-Greece
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  • Ýunanystan
  • ក្រិក

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