Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries
  • |1995 INDEX|
  • Country Ranks
  • Home PageCountry Index

    Greece Geography 1995

      Location: Balkan State, Southern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and Bulgaria

      Map references: Africa, Europe, Standard Time Zones of the World

      total area: 131,940 sq km
      land area: 130,800 sq km
      comparative area: slightly smaller than Alabama

      Land boundaries: total 1,210 km, Albania 282 km, Bulgaria 494 km, Turkey 206 km, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 228 km

      Coastline: 13,676 km

      Maritime claims:
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 6 nm, but Greece has threatened to claim 12 nm

      International disputes: air, continental shelf, and territorial water disputes with Turkey in Aegean Sea; Cyprus question; dispute with The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over name and symbol implying territorial claim

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

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

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

      Land use:
      arable land: 23%
      permanent crops: 8%
      meadows and pastures: 40%
      forest and woodland: 20%
      other: 9%

      Irrigated land: 11,900 sq km (1989 est.)

      current issues: air pollution; water pollution
      natural hazards: subject to severe earthquakes
      international agreements: party to - Air Pollution, Antarctic Treaty, Environmental Modification, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber, Wetlands; signed, but not ratified - Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea

      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 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -

    Revised 09-Aug-02
    Copyright © 2002 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)