Greece

By Mikey Sands

Introduction

Greece is a group of tiny islands, located in southern Europe. Greece has participated in many wars. Such as: The Ionian Revolt, The First Persian War, The Archidamian War, and The Sicilian War. All led by the historian Alexander the great. The Greeks play soccer, basketball, water polo, weightlifting, wresting, sailing, and handball.

Physical Geography

Greece has many important landforms. Such as the Haemus peninsula. Most of Greece is about 80% mountains or hills. The hills are blanketed in flowers. Over 6,000 species of plant life live in Greece. Greece's climate is mostly like ours. There are hot, dry, summers with cold, damp, winters mostly rainy. Greece is home to over 400 species of animals such as boar, elk, bear, horseshoe bat, sand viper, and snow vole. (A TYPE OF MOLE) Greece has a lot of resources like, iron ore, lead, zinc, nickel, magnetite, marble, and hydro potential.

Culture

Greece has a unique culture. Greeks eat lamb, olives, vegetables, yogurt, honey, and pasta!

Greeks celebrate Easter and The New Year. Also, they used math in their architect. Most Greeks are Christian. Greek is one of the oldest languages in the world. Greeks only eat meals at family gatherings. They also used math in many sculptures. (KNOW AS THE GOLDEN RECTANGLE) Greek money, euro's, are worth about $1.14 American dollars. Greece imports coal, cement, cheese, olive oil, soap. Also, Greece exports lamb, olives, and vegetables. Greece's GDP in 2004 was $23,000.

Goverment

Greece's government follows the Parlia mentary democracy and Prime minister Alexis II.

The countries bordering Greece are Bulgaria, Yugoslav, Macedonia, Albania, and Turkey.

The current population is over 45,000,000,000 people.