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Greece

Official English Name: Hellenic Republic

Official Local Name(s): Ελληνική Δημοκρατία

Common English Name: Greece

Capital: Athens

REGION
Southern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Albania (Northwest)
Macedonia (North)
Bulgaria (North)
Turkey (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Ionian Sea (West)
Aegean Sea (East)
Mediterranean Sea (South)
TOTAL AREA
131,957 km2 (99.0% land, 1.0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,110 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
13,676 km
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Mostly mountainous
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Olympus (2,917 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Lignite
Petroleum
Iron ore
Bauxite
Lead
Zinc
Nickel
Magnesite
Marble
Salt
Hydropower potential
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Greek
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1
Greek (91.56%)
Albanian (4.45%)
Bulgarian (0.70%)
Romanian (0.43%)
Pakistani (0.31%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Greek
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Greek Orthodox (88.0%)
Atheist (6.1%)
Muslim (5.3%)
POPULATION
10,773,253
LARGEST CITY
Athens (664,046)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Thessaloniki (315,196)
Patras (168,034)
Piraeus (163,688)
Larissa (144,651)
Heraklion (140,730)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
13 Regions
1 Autonomous monastic state
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
3 February 1830 (from Ottoman Empire)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Greek cross
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Ymnos eis tin Eleftherian
GDP PER CAPITA
$26,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1(USD) = €0.90
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.gr
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+30

Greeks tend to not hold back on showing their affection.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gr.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2ebGhNK (Ethnic data)

http://www.pewforum.org/2014/04/04/religious-diversity-index-scores-by-country/ (Religious data)

http://www.tovima.gr/files/1/2011/07/22/apografh22.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 5 November 2016

1 It is illegal to collect data on ethnicity in Greece. The data shown is based on nationality.