Flag of Greece (GIF)

The national flag of Greece (Greek: Σημαία της Ελλάδας) has a distinctive design consisting of nine horizontal stripes of blue and white, with a blue canton in the upper left corner bearing a white cross. The blue represents the clear blue skies and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea that surround Greece. The white cross is a symbol of Greek Orthodox Christianity, the predominant religion in the country, and is often associated with spirituality and faith. Overall, the flag represents Greece's deep ties to its natural environment, its strong religious heritage, and its enduring commitment to freedom and spirituality.

Adopted:December 22, 1978
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇷

The coat of arms of Greece features a simple yet powerful design, consisting of a white Greek cross set on a square blue shield. The white cross is a prominent symbol of Greek Orthodoxy, the dominant religion in Greece, and, like the flag, reflects the nation's deep spiritual and cultural roots. The blue shield represents the Greek sky and the sea, which have played vital roles in the country's history and identity. Surrounding the shield, two laurel branches symbolize peace, victory, and honor, underlining Greece's historical significance and its enduring commitment to these ideals. Overall, this emblem encapsulates Greece's strong connection to its natural environment, its rich religious heritage, and its pursuit of peace and honor.

The Greek flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in southern Europe. Its capital is Athens, and its population is about 10.66 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Libya, North Macedonia, and Turkey.

The waving flag of Greece with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Athens
Other major city:Thessaloniki
Official language:Greek
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:93% Greek,
7% Others
Religions:90% Eastern Orthodoxy,
3% Other Christians,
4% Irreligion,
2% Islam,
1% Other religions
Nationality name:Greek
Area:131,957 km²
(50,949 sq mi)
Population:10.66 million (2021)
Country codes:GR, GRC (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.gr
Calling code:+30

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Greece (Greek: Σημαία και εθνόσημο της Ελλάδας), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Greece
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Greece

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