Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It's often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple.Greece (552,000 km2 63.2 million inhabitants) is bordered by Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast.



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