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Nationality: Greek
Languages: Greek
Religions: Greek Orthodox
Population: 10,775,643
Median Age: 43.8 years
Population Growth rate:  0.01 %
Birth Rate:  0.86%
Death Rate: 1.10%
Capital: Athens
Electricity Production:  54.98 billion kWh
Electricity Exports: 2.602 billion kWh
Electricity Import: 4.7-5 billion kWh
Telephone Landlines: 5.22 millions
Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 12.8 million
Airports: 77
Airports with Paved Runways:  68
Heliports:  9
Railways: 2548 km
Road Ways: 116,960 km
Water Ways: 6 km
Passport Validity: Must be valid at least three months beyond your planned to departure

Introduction::

Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830
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

Economy:

Greece has a capitalist economy with a public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with the per capita GDP about two-third that of the leading Euro-zone economies

interesting facts Greece


Facts Greece



  • Greece has largest coastline in Europe and the 11th largest in the world with almost 1400 islands 
  • About 10% of Greek worker's pay is taken for taxes and another 10% for national health care
  • Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine -or 3000 sunny hours a year
  • Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher . He is credited as one of the founder of the Western Philosophy
  • Greece has more international airports than most countries because so many foreign tourists wants to visit
  • Greek food today with slight variation ( such as the addition of the tomato after 1500 ) is about the same as it has been for over 2000 years 
  • The YO-YO which the second oldest known toy in the world was born over 3000 years ago in Greece
  • Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. 
  • Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges 
  • About 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece
  • Feta which is made from goat's milk is the Greece's national cheese 
  • In ancient Olympics winners were given olive wreaths 
  • Athens in responsible for starting the Olympic games
  • The ancient Greeks are often called the inventors of Mathematics because they were the first to make it a theoretical discipline 
  • The first Historian is considered to be the Greek Writer Herodotus the author of the first greek book of history on the Greeco-Persian wars
  • Greeks consume more olive oil per capita than any group of people
  • The island of Mokonos is one of the more popular tourist destination areas in Greece and is made up almost entirely of Granite
  • Tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional way of proposing her 
  • Traditionally Greeks celebrates their name days instead of their birthdays 
  • Football or soccer is the national sport of Greece
  • App. 16.5 million tourists visit Greece each year which is more than the country's entire population 
  • Greek men must serve from one year to 18 months in any branch of the armed forces
  • In 1912 King Constantine led the Greek army against the Turks in Macedonia to Victory
  • Greece is the world's third leading producer of olives and have cultivated olive trees since ancient times 
  • Women in Ancient Greece dressed in a single rectangular piece of cloth that was just pinned together 
  • Athens is the birth place of democracy , Western philosophy political science and western literature 

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