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    Greece Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/greece/greece_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey


      Geographic coordinates: 39 00 N, 22 00 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 131,940 sq km
      water: 1,140 sq km
      land: 130,800 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Alabama


      Land boundaries: total: 1,228 km
      border countries: Albania 282 km, Bulgaria 494 km, Turkey 206 km, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 246 km


      Coastline: 13,676 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 6 NM


      Climate: temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers


      Terrain: mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Olympus 2,917 m


      Natural resources: bauxite, lignite, magnesite, petroleum, marble, hydropower potential


      Land use: arable land: 22.12%
      permanent crops: 8.47%
      other: 69.41% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 14,220 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: severe earthquakes


      Environment - current issues: air pollution; water pollution


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands


      NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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