The Greece flag was adopted on December 22, 1978. It consists of nine horizontal bars that alternate between the colors white and blue. The Greece flag has a blue canton in the upper left corner that features a white cross, which represents Greek Orthodoxy.
The Greek flag has the proportion ratio of 2:3. The nine bars may symbolize the nine Muses of civilization and art.
The color of the blue in the flag has actually varied throughout time. As of the 1960’s more darker blues have been used in the Greece flag. The colors may symbolize the sky and the sea, as well as waves and clouds.
The largest city and capital in the country is Athens. The Greece flag belongs to a country whose national motto is “Freedom or Death”.
Some interesting facts about Greece:
religion: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.4%, other 0.6%
languages: Greek 99% (official language), others 1% (including English and French)
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