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Greece: Country in Southeast Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

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Greece: Trial begins in violent death of LGBTQ activist [Video]

Greece: Trial begins in violent death of LGBTQ activist

Zacharias Kostopoulos died on September 21, 2018, at the age of 33 from injuries. Six people are on trial over his death, including four police officers.

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Flame rehearsal in Greece for Beijing Winter Games [Video]

Flame rehearsal in Greece for Beijing Winter Games

Flame rehearsal in Greece for Beijing Winter Games

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Migrants face increasing violence at the Greece-Turkey border [Video]

Migrants face increasing violence at the Greece-Turkey border

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Analysis: France, Greece sign defence deal [Video]

Analysis: France, Greece sign defence deal

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Greece to buy French warships in boost for EU defence [Video]

Greece to buy French warships in boost for EU defence

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Greece to buy three frigates from France [Video]

Greece to buy three frigates from France

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Wine leads the way out of tourism slump for Portugal, Greece and Italy [Video]

Wine leads the way out of tourism slump for Portugal, Greece and Italy

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held the fifth global wine tourism conference in Portugal. Food and wine may be the solution to increased numbers of visitors, even in a pandemic..

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Meet Persephone, the robot tour guide at Greece's Alistrati Cave who can speak 33 languages [Video]

Meet Persephone, the robot tour guide at Greece's Alistrati Cave who can speak 33 languages

Persephone, a robot who speaks 33 languages, is the latest addition to the tour guide team at the Alistrati Cave in Greece.

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Greece completes defensive wall on border with Turkey to stop asylum seekers [Video]

Greece completes defensive wall on border with Turkey to stop asylum seekers

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Greek police fire tear gas as 7,000 protest vaccine rules in Athens [Video]

Greek police fire tear gas as 7,000 protest vaccine rules in Athens

Around 7,000 people protested in Athens on Sunday against a new rule obliging health workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19, said police who fired teargas to quell violence among the..

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