Description about Map :-Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, has a long history dating back to ancient Greece and the first advanced civilization in the region, lending it the title Cradle of Western Civilization. Ancient Greece was the foundation for many aspects of modern western society, from legal and government systems to cultural features like literature and philosophy, and the Olympics.
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The capital of Greece is Athens, which is home to many historic sites like the Acropolis. With 13,676 kilometers (8,498 miles) of coastline, Greece ranks eleventh worldwide for longest coastline. About 80 percent of the country is covered in mountains, including the famous Mount Olympus. Greece's territory includes over 1,000 (and up to 6,000) islands, including Crete.
Major cities in Greece include Athens, Thessaloniki, and Patras. Greece is home to an estimated 10,787,690 people. The Greek Orthodox form of Catholicism is the predominant religion in Greece.
Last Update On : November 17, 2012
Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southern Europe and politically a part of Western Europe. Greece has a population of about 10 million, according to the 2011 census. Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 8,498 mi (13,676 km) in length.
Official Name Hellenic Republic
Lat Long39, 22
Official LanguageGreek (Official)
Major ReligionGreek Orthodox
National dayMarch 25 (1821) Independence Day
Form of GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Republic
Prime MinisterAntonis Samaras
CurrencyEuro (€)a (EUR)
GDP$293.9 billion (2011 Est.)
Time ZoneEET (UTC+2)