Europe

Greece profile - Facts

  • 8 September 2014
  • From the section Europe
Image caption Figures on Acropolis Hill survey Athens, a teeming metropolis
  • Full name: The Hellenic Republic
  • Population: 11.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Athens
  • Area: 131,957 sq km (50,949 sq miles)
  • Major language: Greek
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Textiles and clothing, food, oil products
  • GNI per capita: US $22,690 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .gr
  • International dialling code: +30