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Greece - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Greece

Long Name: Hellenic Republic

Short Name (local): Ellas or Ellada

Long Name (local): Elliniki Dhimokratia

Member of European Union: Yes, 1981

International Dialing Code: +30

National Tourist Office: Greek National Tourism Organization

Foreign Embassies in Greece: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Capital City: Athens

Nationality: Noun - Greek(s), Adjective - Greek

Government Type: Parliamentary republic; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974

Ethnic Groups: Greek 98%, other 2%

Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

Languages: Greek 99% (official), English, French

Monetary Unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Area: 131,940 sq km slightly smaller than Alabama

Climate: Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers

Population: 10,647,529 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.97 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 40.2 years, male 39.1 years, female 41.3 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 78.94 years, male 76.44 years, female 81.59 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.2% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 2.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 9.4% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$13,720 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles

Export Partners: Germany 12.6%, Italy 10.5%, UK 7%, US 6.5%, Bulgaria 6.2%, Cyprus 4.8%, France 4.2%, Turkey 4% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals

Import Partners: Germany 12.5%, Italy 12.2%, France 6.6%, Russia 6.1%, South Korea 5.4%, US 5.2%, Netherlands 5.2%, Japan 4.3%, UK 4.2% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential

Public Television: ERT

Public Radio: ERA


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