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)

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
Area:131,957 km²
(50,949 sq mi)

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

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