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Greece: Geography#

LocationSouthern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey
Geographic Coordinates39 00 N, 22 00 E 39.0,22.0
Area total: 131,957 sq km
land: 130,647 sq km
water: 1,310 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,110 km
border countries: Albania 212 km, Bulgaria 472 km, Macedonia 234 km, Turkey 192 km
Coastline13,676 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Olympus 2,917 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mount Olympus (Greece) 2919 m; Myticas 2917 m; Skolio 2911 m; Smolikas 2637 m; Grámmos 2523 m
According to Geonames: Mount Olympus 2917 m; Óros Smólikas 2637 m; Voras 2524 m; Óros Týmfi 2497 m; Parnassus 2457 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Mountains
Terrainmostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands
Natural Hazardssevere earthquakes volcanism: Santorini (elev. 367 m) has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; although there have been very few eruptions in recent centuries, Methana and Nisyros in the Aegean are classified as historically active
Natural Resourcelignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential
Land Usearable land: 18.95%
permanent crops: 8.73%
other: 72.32% (2011)
Climatetemperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers
Irrigated Land15,550 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources74.25 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution; water pollution
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds
Large CitiesAthens; Thessaloniki; Piraieus; Patrai; Peristerion
[Verified]
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands