The Hellenic Republic

Greek National Anthem

Basic info

Official Language-Greek  Population-10,815,197  Area-50,944 sq mi

Capital City

Athens-3,074,160 people

Ethnic Groups

94% Greek4% Albanian2% Others

Physical Features

The tallest mountain is Mount Olympus at 9,570 feet. Greece has the 11th longest coastline at 8,498 miles. Greece has many islands, approximately 1,400, however only 227 are inhabited. Greece borders Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.