Flag of Greece (GIF)



The national flag of Greece (Greek: Σημαία της Ελλάδας) is based on nine equal horizontal blue stripes alternating with white. In the upper left corner, there is a blue canton bearing a white cross. It is thought that blue and white represent freedom, the Greek sky, and the sea. The cross symbolizes Eastern Orthodox Christianity. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted in 1978.

Its coat of arms consists of a white Greek cross on a square blue shield with two laurel branches surrounding it.

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)
COUNTRY PROFILE
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)
Currency:Euro
Country codes:GR, GRC (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.gr
Calling code:+30
Flag emoji code:🇬🇷


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

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