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Greece : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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CountryGreece
ContinentEurope
Location39.07420 N, 21.82430 E
Map of Greece map of greece
Flag flag of Greece
Area131,957 km²
Coastline8,498 miles
Neighboring CountriesAlbania

Macedonia

Montenegro

Bulgaria

Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Malta

Romania

Italy

Croatia

Hungary

San Marino

Slovenia

Moldova

Slovakia

Austria

Cyprus

Greece

Tunisia

Ukraine

Czech Republic

Monaco

Poland

Libya

Lithuania

Time ZoneEET (UTC +2)

EEST (UTC +3)

Population11 million (2015)
Symbol symbol of greece
Independence DayMarch 25th, 1821
President of GreeceProkopis Pavlopoulos
Prime Minister of GreeceAlexis Tsipras
National Anthem“Ύμνος εις την Ελευθερίαν (Hymn to Liberty)”
National AnimalDolphins
National BirdLittle Owl
National GameFootball
National DrinkOuzo
National TreeOlive Tree
National FlowerBear’s Breech (Acanthus Mollis)
National ColorsBlue and White
National LanguagesGreek
Seasons in GreeceSummer Season

Winter Season

Springs Season

Autumn Season

Prestigious Awards of Greece
  • Military Awards – Medal for Gallantry, Cross of Valour
  • Literature Award – Runciman Award
  • Cinema Award – International Thessaloniki Film Award, Golden Alexander, Mykonos Biennale, Golden Pelican Award
Religion in GreeceEastern Orthodoxy (90%)

Other Christians (3%)

Unaffiliated (4%)

Islam (2%)

Other Religion (1%)

Average Marriage age in Greece33 years for men and 29.9 years for women
CapitalAthens (370 58’N 23043’E)
Number of Provinces51 Provinces
Largest Province in GreeceAetolia-Acarnania
Smallest Province in GreeceMount Athos
Largest City in GreeceAthens
Smallest City in GreeceNeo Psychiko
Literacy rate98.5% (males)

96.9% (females)

Type of Government
  • Parliamentary System
  • Parliamentary Republic
  • Constitutional Republic
GDPPPP – $289.398 billion (2017)

Nominal – $194.248 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$27,861 (2017)
CurrencyEuro (€) (EUR)
Calling Code +30
Internet TLD.gr

.ελ

ISO 3166 codeGR
Festivals of GreeceThe New Year’s Day

The Epiphany

The Carnival

Feast of the Annunciation

Easter

The Feast of Saint George

The Day of the Holy Spirit

The Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Christmas

Monuments & StatuesErechtheion

Hermes by Praxiteles

Temple of Athena Nike

Ermoupolis City Hall

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Monument of Alexander the Great

Arch of Galerius

Ancient Olympic Stadium

Arch of Hadrian

Nafpaktos Old Port

Roupel Bunker

Statue of Aristotle

Leonidas Monument

Bezesteni Market

Holocaust Memorial of Corfu

Diagoras Monument

Colossus of Rhodes

Kouros Statue

Pythagoras Statue

Protected Areas in Greece
  • 17 National Parks
  • 10 National Woodland Parks
  • 19 Aesthetic Forests
  • 23 Nature Reserves Areas
  • 51 Natural Monuments
  • 10 Wetlands
Longest River in GreeceHaliacmon River
Longest Bridge in GreeceRio–Antirrio Bridge
Longest Beach in GreeceMonolithi Beach
Largest LakeLake Trichonida
Largest IslandCrete
Highest Mountain in GreeceMount Olympus
Biggest Airport in GreeceAthens International Airport
Biggest Dam in GreeceKremasta Dam
Biggest Waterfall in GreeceEdessa
Tallest Building in GreeceAthens Tower 1
Richest person of GreecePhilip Niarchos
Best places to visit in GreeceGreek Islands

Athens

Crete

Meteora

Delphi

Peloponnese

Halkidiki

Zagori

Thessaloniki

Cape Sounion

Official Websitewww.visitgreece.gr
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