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Gr. Hellas or Ellas, officially Hellenic Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 10,668,000), 50,944 sq mi (131,945 sq km), SE Europe. It occupies the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula and borders on the Ionian Sea in the west, on the Mediterranean Sea
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a name used by several ancient writers for a region in northern Greece. It was applied by Homer to an area in southern Thessaly and by Aristotle to an area in Epirus. When all Greeks came to regard themselves as Hellenes, it was applied to Greece as a whole.