Greece

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Geographic Information

Region

Many islands and mountainous.

Area

131,957 sq. mi

Climate

mild and wet winters, warm and dry summers.

Arable Land

19.7%

Capital

Athens is Greece's capital

Largest Cities

Athens - 664,046 people,

Thessaloniki , Central Macedonia - 354,290 people

Pátrai , West Greece - 168,034 people.

Demographic Information

Total Population

11.03 Million people

Population Density

83 per sq km

Population Growth Rate

-0.01%

% Urbanized

78% of Greece is urbanized.

Life Expectancy

80.43 years.

#34 in the world.

AIDS World Rank

No data available

Literacy Rate

97.7% of the total population.

Languages

99% Greek (official language)

1% uses English / French

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Cultural Information

Customs and Traditions

Easter, Name Day, Engagement and Marriage, Baptism, Apokries, Greek Independence Day

Food

Mezedes, tzatziki, htapodi, taramosalata, melitzanosalata, kotossoupa, etc.

Family Makeup

Mother, Father, and children

Recreation

Sports, Parks, etc.

Religion

Greek Orthodox and Muslim

Political Information

Type of Government

parliamentary republic

Freedom House Political Rights and Civil Liberties Score

Greece's political rights and civil scores are both 2.

Press Freedom

They are completely free.

Corruption

They have a score of 46, and is ranked #58 out of 168 countries.

Domestic/Regional Conflicts

Greece-Turkey 1955-present

Economic Information

GDP

They have a GDP of 235.57 and are ranked #48 in the world.

Labor

16% agriculture, 29% industry, 24% services

Unemployment

64.2% of people aged 15-24 are not employed in Greece.

% below poverty line

Greece is 20% below the poverty line

Happy Planet Index

Greece has a score of 40.5. They are ranked #83 of 151 countries