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Greece


Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Greece is a democratic, developed country with an advanced, high-income economy, a high standard of living and a very high Human Development Index. Greece is a founding member of the United Nations, has been a member of what is now the European Union since 1981 (and the eurozone since 2001), and has been a member of NATO since 1952. Greece's economy is also the largest in the Balkans, where Greece is an important regional investor.

Athens is the capital and and the largest city of Greece.

Hymn: Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος, which means "Freedom or Death"


Geography

Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13.676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 1.400, of which 227 are inhabited).

Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Western Greece contains a high number of lakes and wetlands.


History

Greece is home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe and is considered the birthplace of Western civilization. In 1814, a secret organization called the Filiki Eteria was founded with the aim of liberating Greece. The Filiki Eteria planned to launch revolution in the Peloponnese, the Danubian Principalities and Constantinople. The first of these revolts began on 6 March 1821 in the Danubian Principalities under the leadership of Alexandros Ypsilantis, but it was soon put down by the Ottomans.

The events in the north spurred the Greeks of the Peloponnese into action and on 17 March 1821 the Maniots declared war on the Ottomans. After years of negotiation, three Great Powers, Russia, the United Kingdom and France, decided to intervene in the conflict and each nation sent a navy to Greece. As a result of these years of negotiation, the nascent Greek state was finally recognized under the London Protocol in 1830.

Tourism

An important percentage of Greece's national income comes from tourism. Tourism funds 16% of the gross domestic products which also includes the Tourism Council and the London-Based World Travel. According to Eurostat statistics, Greece welcomed over 19.5 million tourists in 2009, which is an increase from the 17.7 million tourists it welcomed in 2007.


Agioi Anargyroi


Agioi Anargyroi is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece, named for Saints Cosmas and Damian. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.

It is located SW of Kifissia, W of Marathonos Avenue, NE of Athens, E of Peristeri . The main streets are Kifissou Avenue, now a superhighway and also GR-1/E75 for northbound and GR-89 for southbound lanes, a municipal boundary to its west. Treis Gefyres (“Three bridges” in English) on the south of Agioi Anargyroi were renovated between 1996 and 2001. Another main street links to Nea Filadelfeia. Attiki Odos is 3 km (1.86 mi) south. Thivon Avenue also runs to the west.Today, much of the municipality is urbanized while the businesses lie within the main roads. Much of the remaining greenery is aligned with its streets and within its squares.

Agioi Anagryroi has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, churches, banks, a train station, a sports centre, cinemas, post offices and squares (plateies). The church in its main square was built by a former mayor, Ilias Melas.


1st Vocational School Of Aghioi Anargiroi



Our school is a vocational high school and offers specialisations in areas such as air conditioning technology, electronics, information technology and nursing.

There is a considerable percentage of students coming from immigrant families (most of them from Albania, but also from Ukraine, Poland, Moldavia, Pakistan).

The school is located in a low-middle class area of Athens, Aghioi Anargiroi, and suffers the consequences of the deindustrialisation and unemployment, impact of the recent economic crisis.