Physical Geography Of Greece By Alexis Abrams

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Alexis Abrams
Tuesday PM class
Baker college of Port Huron

Physical geography of Greece is located in Southern Europe, bordering the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey. It is a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 3,000 islands. With the vast percentage of its land comprised of hills and rugged mountains, Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. “Its 13,676 km toothy-edged shoreline is deeply indented by dozens of gulfs. The western half of the country is dominated by the steep peaks of the Pindus Mountains, Typical elevations here exceed 2,500 meters, and those mountains are punctuated by numerous lakes, rivers and wetlands. The highest Greek mountain is
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Lakes of size include Trichonis, Vegoritis and Volvi.
There are more than 2,000 large and smaller Greek islands scattered both in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Most of them are located in the Aegean between the mainland and Turkey. The largest Greek island is Crete and the second largest is Evia. Lesvos and Rhodes come next. Some of the most famous islands are Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, Zakynthos and Corfu. The religion of Greek people is an important aspect of the Greek culture. The Greek population in mainland Greece and the Greek islands is Christian Orthodox per 98%. The religion of rest of the population is Muslims, Catholic and Jewish. Greece and Russia are the only countries to have such a great proportion of Orthodox population.
“According to the history of Orthodoxy, the first who came in the Greek territory to preach Christianity was Saint Paul in 49 AD. Although many people converted to Christianity in the centuries that followed, this didn 't become an official religion until the Emperor Constantine the Great established Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine Empire (Greeka, N.A)”.
“The Orthodox Church is strongly connected to the Greek Nation since the Byzantine times, when the Patriarch of Constantinople had a strong power over the national matters. During the Ottoman rule, from 1453 to 1821, the Orthodox religion was an important element for the conservation and the
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