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, Greece - 1895 - Greece


Greece, a kingdom of Southern Europe, situated between lat. 36° 10' and 39° 50' N. and lon. 19° 30' and 26° 30' E. (including the islands), bounded N. by European Turkey, W. by European Turkey (on the line of the Arta) and the Ionian Sea, S. by the Mediterranean, and E. by the AEgean Sea. It is composed of a continental portion, which comprises Hellas on the N., and the peninsula of the Morca (anc. Peloponnesus) on the S. (the two parts being almost separated by the Gulfs of Patras and Lepanto on the W. and the Gulf of AEgina on the E.), and of an insular portion consisting of the islands in the Ægean Sea, and the Ionian Islands. The territory of Greece is nearly all mountainous; the culminating point of the whole is Mount Guiona, in Doris, lat. 38°38' N., lon. 22° 15' E., 8240 feet above the sea...

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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