Flag of Greece (GIF)


The national flag of Greece 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 and two laurel branches surrounding them.

The Greece flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southern Europe. Its capital is Athens, and its population is about 10,741,000.

The waving flag of Greece with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Athens (pop. 664,000)
Other major cities:Thessaloniki (325,000)
Official languages:Greek
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:93% Greek
7% Others
Religion:90% Eastern Orthodoxy
3% Other Christians
4% Irreligion
2% Islam
1% Other religions
Demonym:Greek
Area:131,957 km²
(50,949 sq mi)
Population:10,741,000
Currency:Euro


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

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