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About Greece in detail
Where is Greece?
Greece, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 37 59 N 23 44 E otherwise in Europe, in Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
What is the capital of Greece?
The capital city of Greece is: Athens.
What is the time in Athens?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Athens is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Greece?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Greece is: .gr
What is the size of Greece?
The territory of Greece is total: 131,957 sq km; land: 130,647 sq km, water: 1,310 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Greece is slightly smaller than Alabama.
If we would like to walk around and discover Greece, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,110 km.
What is the water coverage of Greece?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Greece is covered by water (see below), and this includes 13,676 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Greece?
The climate of Greece is temperate: mild, wet winters: hot, dry summers.
Geographical data of Greece
The elevation of Greece; mean elevation: 498 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Olympus 2,917 m.
The typical geographical details of Greece include mountainous with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Greece is strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands.
Resources and land use of Greece
The country’s main mined products are lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 63.4%; arable land 19.7%; permanent crops 8.9%; permanent pasture 34.8%; forest: 30.5%; other: 6.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Greece
The number of inhabitants of Greece is 10,773,253 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that one-third of the population lives in and around metropolitan Athens; the remainder of the country has moderate population density mixed with sizeable pockets of urban agglomeration.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 78% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Greece is concentrated in ATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Greece
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: population: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census). Note: data represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity.
Spoken languages in Greece
The spoken languages in Greece are the following: Greek (official language) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%.
What are the most important religions in Greece?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Greek Orthodox (official) 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%.
Further population data of Greece
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 13.93% (male 772,973 / female 727,720) 15-24 years: 9.68% (male 533,112 / female 510,133) 25-54 years: 42.71% (male 2,291,355 / female 2,309,664) 55-64 years: 13% (male 686,182 / female 713,821) 65 years and over: 20.68% (male 975,819 / female 1,252,474) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Greece is -0.03% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Greece the birth rate is 8.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 11.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Greece the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Greece, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Greece are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 8.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Greece
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Greece has a capitalist economy with a public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with per capita GDP about two-thirds that of the leading euro-zone economies. Tourism provides 18% of GDP. Immigrants make up nearly one-fifth of the work force, mainThe Greek economy averaged growth of about 4% per year between 2003 and 2007, but the economy went into recession in 2009 as a result of the world financial crisis, tightening credit conditions, and Athens' failure to address a growing budget deficit. ByIn April 2010, a leading credit agency assigned Greek debt its lowest possible credit rating, and in May 2010, the International Monetary Fund and euro-zone governments provided Greece emergency short- and medium-term loans worth $147 billion so that theIn 2014, the Greek economy began to turn the corner on the recession. Greece achieved three significant milestones: balancing the budget - not including debt repayments; issuing government debt in financial markets for the first time since 2010; and generDespite the nascent recovery, widespread discontent with austerity measures helped propel the far-left Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party into government in national legislative elections in January 2015. Between January and July 2015, frustrati.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Greece is $195.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Greece is 0.1% (2016 estimate) -0.2% (2015 estimate) 0.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Greece this is $26,800 (2016 estimate) $26,700 (2015 estimate) $26,600 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Greece produces?
The main agricultural products of Greece are wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum.
Drinking water source in Greece
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Greece
In Greece the average number of childbirth is 1.42 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Greece
The average age of the population is total: 44.2 years; male: 43.1 years, female: 45.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Greece it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Greece is 2.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Greece. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Greece a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Greece
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Greece density of the hospital beds is 4.8 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Greece the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Greece the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Greece is 25.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Greece? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Greece are severe earthquakesvolcanism: Santorini (elev. 367 m) has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; although there have been very few eruptions in recent centuries, Methana and Nisyros in the Aegean are classified as historically active.
More interesting facts about Greece
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974 following the collapse of the dictatorship, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 2001. Greece has suffered a severe economic crisis since late 2009, due to nearly a decade of chronic overspending and structural rigidities. Since 2010, Greece has entered three bailout agreements with the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), the IMF, and with the third, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The Greek Government agreed to its current, $96 billion bailout in August 2015, which will conclude in August 2018..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Greece: 3 February 1830 (from the Ottoman Empire); note - 25 March 1821, outbreak of the national revolt against the Ottomans; 3 February 1830, signing of the London Protocol recognizing Greek independence by Great Britain, France, and Russia.
The flag and other symbols of Greece
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; a blue square bearing a white cross appears in the upper hoist-side corner; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country; there is no agreed upon meaning for the nine stripes or for the colors; the exact shade of blue has never been set by law and has varied from a light to a dark blue over time.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Greece: Greek cross (white cross on blue field, arms equal length); national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Greece
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Greece?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Greece is civil legal system based on Roman law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Greece, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Hellenic Parliament or Vouli ton Ellinon (300 seats; 288 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 12 seats are filled from nationwide party lists; 50 seats allocated to the party with the highest total valid vote count and remaining seats are apportioned according to each party's or coalition's vote percentage; members serve up to 4 years)elections: last held on 20 September 2015 (next to be held by 2019); note - snap elections were called because of upheaval in the governing SYRIZA party over a new bailout deal with international creditorselection results: percent of vote by party - SYRIZA 35.5%, ND 28.1%, Golden Dawn 7.0%, PASOK-DIMAR 6.3%, KKE 5.6%, To Potami (The River) 4.1%, ANEL 3.7%, EK 3.4%, other 6.3%; seats by party - SYRIZA 145, ND 75, Golden Dawn 18, PASOK-DIMAR 17, KKE 15, To Potami 11, ANEL 10, EK 9; note - only parties surpassing a 3% threshold are entitled to parliamentary seats; parties need 10 seats to become formal parliamentary groups but can retain that status if the party participated in the last election and received the minimum 3% threshold.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Greece
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Greece the labor force is 4.761 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Greece is total: 4.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 5.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 4.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Greece is 24.6% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Greece, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 26.7% (2015 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Greece the GINI index is .36,7 (2012 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Greece the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 26.7% (2015 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Greece
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Greece is; revenues: $93.34 billion, expenditures: $102.1 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 47.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Greece is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Greece
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.2% (2016 estimate), -1.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Greece
Greece, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Greece is: $21.93 billion (2016 estimate), $27.5 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles.
The most important imported products are: machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 10.7%, Italy 8.4%, Russia 7.9%, Iraq 7%, China 5.9%, Netherlands 5.5%, France 4.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Greece
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Greece, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 11.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 15.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Greece, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Greece; adequate, modern networks reach all areas; good mobile telephone and international servicedomestic: microwave radio relay trunk system; extensive open-wire connections; submarine cable to offshore islandsinternational: country code - 30; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Europe, Middle East, and Asia; a number of smaller submarine cables provide connectivity to various parts of Europe, the Middle East, an (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Greece
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Greece: 77 (2013), and the number of heliports: 9 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Greece: total: 116,960 km, paved: 41,357 km (includes 1,091 km of expressways), unpaved: 75,603 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Greece: 6 km (the 6-km-long Corinth Canal crosses the Isthmus of Corinth; it shortens a sea voyage by 325 km) (2012).
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Facts about Greece
Name of the country: conventional long form: Hellenic Republic, conventional short form: Greece, local long form: Elliniki Dimokratia, local short form: Ellas or Ellada, former: Hellenic State, Kingdom of Greece, etymology: the English name derives from the Roman (Latin) designation "Graecia," meaning "Land of the Greeks"; the Greeks call their country "Hellas" or "Ellada".
|Abbrevation: Greece||Geographic coordinates:
39 00 N, 22 00 E
|Capital of Greece: Athens||GPS of the Capital:
37 59 N 23 44 E
|Position: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey|
|Land area: total: 131,957 sq km; land: 130,647 sq km, water: 1,310 sq km||Terrain: mountainous with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Alabama|
|Population: 10,773,253 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.03% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.78 male(s) / female, total population: 0.95 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $21.93 billion (2016 estimate), $27.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $42.73 billion (2016 estimate), $46.62 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 10.7%, Italy 8.4%, Russia 7.9%, Iraq 7%, China 5.9%, Netherlands 5.5%, France 4.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 78% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): ATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015)||Median age: total: 44.2 years; male: 43.1 years, female: 45.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 7.202 million. Percent of population: 66.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 5,177,090. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 48 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 12.682 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 118 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 24.6% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Greek(s) adjective: Greek||National holidays: Independence Day, 25 March (1821)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.5 years. Male: 77.9 years, female: 83.3 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.42 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 8.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 97.7%; male: 98.5%, female: 96.9% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil legal system based on Roman law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum||Industrial production growth rate: -1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.1% (2016 estimate) -0.2% (2015 estimate) 0.7% (2014 estimate)|
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