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Facts about Greece

Administrative divisions: 51 prefectures (nomoi , singular - nomos) and 1 autonomous region*; Achaia , Agion Oros* (Mt. Athos) , Aitolia kai Akarnania , Argolis , Arkadia , Arta , Attiki , Chalkidiki , Chanion , 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 , Lefkas , Lesvos , Magnisia , Messinia , Pella , Pieria , Preveza , Rethynnis , Rodopi , Samos , Serrai , Thesprotia , Thessaloniki , Trikala , Voiotia , Xanthi , Zakynthos
Area: total: 131 ,940 sq km land: 130 ,800 sq km water: 1 ,140 sq km
Background: Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century , it gradually added neighboring islands and territories , most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II , Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949 , Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship , which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country , lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 , Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001.
Flag description: nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; there is a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy , the established religion of the country
Capital: name: Athens geographic coordinates: 37 59 N , 23 44 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Climate: temperate; mild , wet winters; hot , dry summers
Currency code: euro (EUR)
Ethnic groups: population: Greek 93% , other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census) note: percents represent citizenship , since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity
Geographic coordinates: 39 00 N , 22 00 E
Geography note: strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country , possessing an archipelago of about 2 ,000 islands
Government type: parliamentary republic
Imports partners: Germany 12.9% , Italy 11.7% , Russia 5.6% , France 5.6% , China 5% , Netherlands 5% (2007)
Internet country code: .gr
Land boundaries: 13 ,676 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,228 km border countries: Albania 282 km , Bulgaria 494 km , Turkey 206 km , Macedonia 246 km
Languages: Greek 99% (official) , other 1% (includes English and French)
Location: Southern Europe , bordering the Aegean Sea , Ionian Sea , and the Mediterranean Sea , between Albania and Turkey
Map references: Europe
National holiday: Independence Day , 25 March (1821)
Nationality: noun: Greek(s) adjective: Greek
Natural hazards: severe earthquakes
Population: 10 ,722 ,816 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Greek Orthodox 98% , Muslim 1.3% , other 0.7%
Terrain: mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands
Unemployment rate: 8.3% (2007 est.)

Capital of Hellenic Republic

Athínai (click to view Athínai map)

Places in Greece

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Greece. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

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