New Europe with Stronger Ties

Greece

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    BASIC FACTS ABOUT GREECE

  • OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Greece (Elleniki Dhimokratia)
  • EU ADMISSION DATE: 1981
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Southern Europe
  • NEIGHBOURS: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey (Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas)
  • AREA: 131.940 km2
  • POPULATION: ca. 11 million
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: 13 regions and 1 autonomous area (Mount Athos)
  • CAPITAL: Athens
  • CHIEF CITIES: Thessaloniki, Pireus, Patras, Larisa, Heraklion, etc.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Greek
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK: Olympus (2.917 m)
  • LONGEST RIVERS: Aliakmon, Pinios
  • CURRENCY: euro
  • MAIN RELIGION: Greek Orthodox
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE: Archimedes, Diogenes, Arystoteles, Platon, Socrates, Pitagoras, Myron, Sofocles, Hipokrates, Spiridon Louis, El Greco, Alexander the Great, Vangelis, Costa Gavras, Pyrros Dimas, Nikos Anastopoulos, Angelos Charisteas, Nikos Galis, Arystoteles Onassis, etc.