Where is Greece?

Located in Southern Europe, Greece has a 1,110.00 km border with Albania (212 km), Bulgaria (472 km), Macedonia (234 km) and Turkey (192 km). It has a 13,676.00 km coastline. Greece and Turkey continue discussions to resolve their complex maritime, air, territorial, and boundary disputes.

Greece is a European country covering 131,957.00 km2 of which 0.99% is water and 130,647.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 95th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Alabama. Its geographic coordinates are 39 00 N, 22 00 E and Athens is the capital city.

The English name "Greece" comes from the Roman "Graecia", which means "Land of the Greeks".

Its ISO code is GR.

Geography

Greece has a mean elevation of 498 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Its terrain is mainly mountainous.

Population

Greece has a population of 10,773,253 making it the 84th largest in the world. One-third of the country's population lives in and around Athens.

Greek is the official language. The major ethnic group reported is Greek. The majority of the country identifies as Greek Orthodox, the majority state religion.

The dialing code for the country is 30.

Government

Greece is an independent country. It gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. Its constitution was last ratified in 1975.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Greece's GDP is $291,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $26,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 57th largest economy and its citizens the 68th richest in the world. The currency of Greece is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are Italy, Germany, and Turkey. Its main exports are food and beverages, as well as a manufactured goods. Its major import partners are Germany, Italy, and Russia. Its major imports include machinery, transport equipment, and fuels.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017