What Flag Is That 11.09.2022

The Hellenic Republic (the official name of Greece.) A country located in southeast Europe. The largest city is Athens with the second largest being Thessaloniki. Situated 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 northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to 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 Basinand the 11th longest coastline in the world

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, theatre and the Olympic Games. (Herodotus considered to be the ‘father’ of written history)

The earliest human activity in this section of the Balkans is estimated at 270,000 BC. Greece has been at the center of every imaginable world event. It has had almost every type of government. It has been involved in all major European conflicts for hundreds of years. We are actually in the Third Hellenic Republic.

Tourism is a major part of the Greek economy.
The Greek Coat of Arms. Officially adopted in 1978, coming from a heraldic design as early as 1822.
With such a rich and long history, the flag representing Greece has undergone a myriad of changes. This one is from 1431-1619
The Greek flag from 1822-1969

The current flag, adopted in 1978 is commonly called ‘The Blue and White’. It consists of 9 horizontal stripes of blue and alternating white. In the canton, hoist side, there is a blue background with a white cross. (Colors are blue for the sea, white for the sky. The white cross in the canton represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity. The 9 stripes stand for the 9 syllables of the phrase: “Freedom Or Death”).

Throughout the 20th Century millions of Greek nationals migrated to places all over with world. The US received one million or more immigrants.
And, look at these happy Greeks.
I took this one myself up at the Acropolis.

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