Facts About Greece



Facts About Greece

When he hear the word Greece, we think mostly about ancient Greece and its rich history that dates back to the beginning of time.

Greece Facts

  • Location: Greece is located in Southern Europe

  • Language: The official language in Greece is Greek.

  • Currency: Euros (EUR)

  • Population: 10,760,136 (July 2011 est.)

  • Land Size: 131,95 square kilometers

  • Capital: Athens

  • Bordering Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Macedonia

  • Bordering Body of Water:The Mediterranean Sea

  • Industries: Tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum

  • Agriculture: Wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products

  • Land divisions: Greece has 51 prefectures and 1 autonomous region*; Achaia, Agion Oros* (Mount Athos), Aitolia kai Akarnania, Argolis, Arkadia, Arta, Attiki, Chalkidiki, Chania, Chios, Dodekanisos, Drama, Evros, Evrytania, Evvoia, Florina, Fokidos, Fthiotis, Grevena, Ileia, Imathia, Ioannina, Irakleion, Karditsa, Kastoria, Kavala, Kefallinia, Kerkyra, Kilkis, Korinthia, Kozani, Kyklades, Lakonia, Larisa, Lasithi, Lefkada, Lesvos, Magnisia, Messinia, Pella, Pieria, Preveza, Rethymnis, Rodopi, Samos, Serres, Thesprotia, Thessaloniki, Trikala, Voiotia, Xanthi, Zakynthos

  • Major Cities: Athens, Thessaloníki, Piraeus, Pátrai, Peristérion, Irákleion, Lárisa, Kallithéa, Níkaia, Kalamariá




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