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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Greece declared independence from the Ottoman Empire on March 25, 1821. Greece was the tenth member of the European Communities (precursor to the EU), and joined the Eurozone in 2001.
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 Updated On : April 12, 2013
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.
Almost two-thirds of the people of Greece live in urban areas. Greece's largest metropolitan centres and most influential urban areas, are Athens and Thessaloniki, with metropolitan populations of approximately 4 million and 1 million inhabitants respectively.
Last Update On : November 17, 2012
Official NameHellenic Republic
Capital & Largest CityAthens
Area131,957 Sq km
Population10,767,827 (2012 Est.)
Form of GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Republic
Head of StatePresident - Karolos Papoulias
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister - Antonis Samaras
National DayMarch 25 (1821) Independence Day
GDP(PPP) $293.9 billion (2011 Est.)
Major religionGreek Orthodox