Hellenic Republic is located in the south of the European Continent, with a population of 10,767,827, making it the 78th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Athens with a total population of 655,780. The country
encompasses 131,940 square kilometers making it the 96th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Bulgaria,
Turkey, Thracian Sea, Thermaic Gulf, Aegean Sea, Gulf of Argolis, Sea of Crete, Gulf of Loconia, Gulf of Messinia, Gulf
of Corinth and Ionian Sea.

President Karolos Papoulias is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through election by Parliament and
holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Antonis S
amaras is recognized as the
Head of Government  and achieves that status when the president appoints the leader of the party securing plurality of vote
in election to become prime minister and form a government. Its form of government is a Parliament Republic and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on 11th of June 1975.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Greek, English and French. It counts among its major religions Greek
Orthodox, Muslim and Other. As sources of mass communication it has 26 AM, 88 FM, 4 Short Wave and 36 Television
stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Olympus, its highest point at 2,917 meters and Mediterranean Sea, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Corinth Canal, which measures 6 Kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, food and tobacco processing,
textiles, chemicals, metal products and mining petroleum. Its official currency is Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Greece. In Ancient Greece when babies were born in Sparta, Spartan soldiers
would come by the house to examine them. If the baby did not look healthy it was taken away and left to die or trained as
a slave. If the baby was healthy, it was assigned membership in a brotherhood or sisterhood.
Athens- Greece's
capital and largest city
The Parthenon
Isle of Lesbos on the
Ionian Sea
Headless statues in
the Athens Metro
Oracle of Delphi
Ancient vomitorium-
People actually would
eat too much and
throw up here so they
could eat more. Eww!
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Sunset on
Alexandroupolis near
the Turkish border
Chania, Crete on the
Mediterranean Sea-
Greece's lowest point
Mount Olympus-
Greece's highest point
GREECE
Updated 12 August 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

8,800

less than
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Nestos River on
Greece's border with
Bulgaria
Arilas Beach on Corfu
Island- Greece's
westernmost point on
the Ionian Sea
Cape Lithino on Crete-
Greece's
southernmost on the
Sea of Crete
Dolmathes- a
traditional Greek dish
of stuffed grape leaves
Florina near Greece's
border with Macedonia
Kastanies in the
extreme northeast of
Greece near the
border with Turkey
Stone bridge at Kipi on
Greece's border with
Turkey
Zagorohoria on
Greece's border with
Albania
Maritsa River-
Greece's northernmost
point on the border
with Bulgaria
Rodhos on the Island
of Rhodes- Greece's
easternmost point on
the Aegean Sea
Performers in
traditional Greek dress