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Greece Facts

Facts about Greece

Capital

Athens

Total Area

total: 131,940 sq km
land: 130,800 sq km
water: 1,140 sq km

Population

10,767,827 (July 2012 est.)

Languages

Greek 99% (official), English, French

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population:96%
male:97.8%
female:94.2% (2001 census)


Religions

Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

Life Expectancy

total population:80.05 years
male:77.48 years
female:82.79 years (2012 est.)

Government Type

parliamentary republic; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974

Currency

euro (EUR)
note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries 

GDP (per capita)

purchasing power parity - $25,100 (2012 est.)

Labour Force
4.951 million (2012 est.)

Exports
$26.67 billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

Imports
$57.92 billion f.o.b. (2012 est.)

Natural Resources

lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential

Telephones (main lines in use)
5.745 million (2011)

Telephones (mobile cellular)
12.128 million (2011)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet hosts: 3.201 million (2012)
Internet users: 4.971 million (2009)