Greece's flagLocation: Southeast Europe
Official name: Hellenic Republic
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1829 / 1947
Capital city: Athens
Population: 11.2 million / 222 people per sq mile (86 people per sq km)
Total land area: 50,942 square miles (131,940 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Greek (official language), Turkish, Macedonian, Albanian
Main religions: Orthodox Christian 98%, Other 1%, Muslim 1%
Ethnic mix: Greek 98%, Other 2%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Euro = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 97%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3700 kilocalories

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