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Greece


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Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, Ellada, [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, 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 (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and the Olympic Games. From the eighth century B.C., the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Philip of Macedon united most of the Greek mainland in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century B.C., becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, which adopted the Greek language and culture. The Greek Orthodox Church, which emerged in the first century A.D., helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World. After falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, Greece emerged as a modern nation state in 1830 following a war of independence. The country's rich historical legacy is reflected in part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. Its economy is the largest in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power.
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Greece

Greece

Country in the Balkans

  • Desc: Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Country, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 14386.52
National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece

Financial services company

  • Desc: The National Bank of Greece is a global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in Athens, Greece. 85% of the company's pretax preprovision profits are derived from its operations in Greece, complemented by 15% from Southeastern Europe.
  • URL: http://www.nbg.gr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bank_of_Greece
  • Type: Organization, Corporation, Thing
  • Result Score: 1611.59
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Royal Knight of the Garter

Super League Greece

Super League Greece

Football league

Greece national football team

Greece national football team

Football team

  • Desc: The Greece national football team represents Greece in men's international football and is controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece_national_football_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing
  • Result Score: 776.35
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

City in Greece

  • Desc: Thessaloniki, also known as Thessalonica, Saloniki or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
  • URL: http://www.thessalonikicity.gr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki
  • Type: LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 511.53

Greece men's national basketball team

Basketball team

  • Desc: The Greece national basketball team represents Greece in international basketball. They are controlled by the Hellenic Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Greece. Greece is currently ranked seventh in the FIBA World Rankings.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece_men's_national_basketball_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 474.23
Greek cuisine

Greek cuisine

Cuisine

  • Desc: Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Greek cookery makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat. Other important ingredients include olives, pasta, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread, and yogurt.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_cuisine
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 410.25

Greece

Town in New York State

Nova Greece

Television channel

Corinth

Corinth

City in Greece

Attica

Attica

Municipality in Greece

  • Desc: Attica, or the Attic peninsula, is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. It is a peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea, bordering on Boeotia to the north and Megaris to the west.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 212.93
Communist Party of Greece

Communist Party of Greece

Political party

  • Desc: The Communist Party of Greece is a Marxist–Leninist political party in Greece. Founded in 1918 as the Socialist Labour Party of Greece, it is the oldest political party in modern Greek politics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Greece
  • Type: Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 188.77

Football League

Football league

Serres

Serres

City in Greece

  • Desc: Sérres, is a city in Macedonia, Greece, capital of the Serres regional unit and second largest city in the region of Central Macedonia, after Thessaloniki. Serres is one of the administrative and economic centers of Northern Greece.
  • URL: http://www.serres.gr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serres
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 136.92

Greece's Next Top Model

Television series

Kingdom of Greece

Kingdom of Greece

State

  • Desc: The Kingdom of Greece was a state established in 1832 at the Convention of London by the Great Powers. It was internationally recognised by the Treaty of Constantinople, where it also secured full independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Greece
  • Type: Country, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 96.72
Greece women's national football team

Greece women's national football team

Football team

Axis occupation of Greece

Axis occupation of Greece

War

  • Desc: The occupation of Greece by the Axis Powers began in April 1941 after Nazi Germany invaded Greece to assist its ally, Fascist Italy, which had been at war with Allied Greece since October 1940.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_occupation_of_Greece
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 56.61

Greek language

Human language

  • Desc: Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus, Albania and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 34.47

Greece women's national basketball team

Basketball team

Public Power Corporation

Public Power Corporation

Company

Greece men's national under-19 basketball team

Basketball team

Greece men's national volleyball team

Greece men's national volleyball team

Volleyball team

Greece

Song by Band of the Coldstream Guards and Major Roger G. Swift

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 13.55
Greece women's national volleyball team

Greece women's national volleyball team

Volleyball team

Greece women's national under-18 basketball team

Basketball team

  • Type: SportsTeam, Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 10.87

Greece

Song by Central Band of the Royal Air Force

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 7.12

Greece

Book by C. Mee

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 7.00

Greece

Book by Henry Miller

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
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