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Greece / COVID-19
Population 11,260,402
Total Confirmed 590832
Active 577163
Total deaths 13669
Total recovered 0
Death rate 2.31 %

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Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, Ellada, [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the country's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Located on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the shore, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea is located on the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the maximum peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 feet ). The Nation consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (such as the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, important scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama as well as the Olympic Games. In the eighth century B.C., the Greeks were organised into different independent city-states, called poleis (singular polis), which spanned the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Philip II of Macedon united most of present-day Greece in the fourth century B.C., with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. The subsequent Hellenistic period saw the height of Greek civilization and influence in antiquity. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century B.C., becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, which adopted the Greek language and civilization. The Greek Orthodox Church, which emerged in the first century A.D., helped shape modern Greek identity and sent Greek customs to the wider Orthodox world. After falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, Greece emerged as a modern nation state in 1830 following a war of independence. The country's rich historical legacy is reflected in part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed nation with an advanced high-income market, a high quality of life, and an extremely large standard of living. Its economy is the largest in the Balkans, where it is a significant regional investor. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been a part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, such as the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power.

Source: Wikipedia