About GREECE : Recently in News

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Greece is one of the world’s most popular destinations with ancient and modern attractions such as museums of the ancient and Byzantine eras and archaeological sites and cities, all of them historical monuments which have inspired modern education and culture around the world.

Geography:- Greece, officially known as The Hellenic Republic, is the southernmost country on the European mainland. With an area of 131.940 square kilometres, Greece is about the same size as England or New York state. Over 3,000 Greek islands are scattered around the eastern Mediterranean, with roughly 200 of them inhabited.
The Greek mainland shares land borders with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria and Turkey.

Population:- 11.304.000 (2011 - census)

Time:- Greece is in the GMT+2 time zone.

Greece's capital city, Athens:- (population: 3,074,160) is also its largest, and is served by Piraeus, which is the country's main port. Although more than half the population is classified as urban, rural life retains a powerful influence. A strong sense of community and family ties prevail even in the busiest of metropolitan centres.

Religion:- Most Greeks belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, which is governed by a synod of metropolitan bishops, presided over by the Archbishop of Athens. The largest religious minority is the concentration of Greek Muslims in northeastern Thrace.


Capital - Athens (largest city)
Official Language - Greek
Government - Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

President: Prokopis Pavlopoulos
PM - Alexis Tsipras
Currency - Euro(before Euro it was "Greek drachma")
Greece was accepted into the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union by the European Council on 19 June 2000.
Stock Exchange - ASE or ATHEX (Athens Stock Exchange).
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