Land of islands and mountains

History of Greece

Greece was joined by the European Union in 1981.

Greece was not a founder of the EU.

Greece was apart of Asia Minor at one point

Greece is located in south east Europe.

Other facts about Greece

Athens is the capital, with four other cities that are considered major cities; Patral, Larisa, Agrinion and Kalamai.

Top reasons for tourism: history, beautiful mountains, and the Mediterranean Sea.

The government type is constitutional republic parliamentary system.

Euro is now the main currency type but previous was Drachma.

3 interesting facts:

1. In 2011 population was around 11m people

2. 16m people visit Greece each year

3. Greece is roughly the same size as Alabama