Greece (Country) (DC Comics)



Greece i/ˈɡriːs/ (Greek: Ελλάδα, Ellada, IPA: [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Elliniki Dimokratia, IPA: [eliniˈci ðimokraˈtia]), and historically Hellas (Greek: Ἑλλάς, Hellas, IPA: [hellás]), is a country in Southern Europe, politically considered part of Western Europe.[12] Athens is the capital and the largest city in the country (its urban area also including Piraeus).
Greece has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 1,400, of which 227 are inhabited), including Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands among others. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).
Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such it is the birthplace of democracy,[13] Western philosophy,[14] the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama,[15] including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece, ranking Greece 7th in Europe and 13th in the world. The modern Greek state was established in 1830, following the Greek War of Independence.
A developed country with an advanced,[16][17] high-income economy[18] and very high standards of living (including the 21st highest quality of life as of 2010),[19][20][21] Greece has been a member of what is now the European Union since 1981 and the eurozone since 2001,[22] NATO since 1952,[23] and the European Space Agency since 2005.[24] It is also a founding member of the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,[25] and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Greece is the largest economy of the Balkans.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
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In story information

Official Name: The Hellenic Republic
Aliases: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
Type: Country
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Location Details

Universe:
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth

Characteristics

Dimensions

Area:
Total: 131,990 km² (96th), 50,944 sq mi
Water: (%) 0.8669

Population

(2008 est.): 10,722,816 
Population Density: 84/km² (88th), 218/sq mi

History

Points of Interest

  • Athens
  • Tripoli

Residents

Trivia

  • Birthplace of the Amazons of Themyscira.

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