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Greece


Greece map

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

Climate: temperate mild, wet winters hot, dry summers





Terrain: mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands

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

Population: 10,722,816 [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 14.3% [male 789,137/female 742,469]
15-64 years: 66.6% [male 3,568,101/female 3,575,572]
65 years and over: 19.1% [male 898,337/female 1,149,200] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Greek[s]
adjective: Greek

Ethnic groups: population: Greek 93%, other [foreign citizens] 7% [2001 census]
note: percents represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity

Languages: Greek 99% [official], other 1% [includes English and French]

Capital: name: Athens
geographic coordinates: 37 59 N, 23 44 E
time difference: UTC+2 [7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March ends last Sunday in October

National holiday: Independence Day, 25 March [1821]