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Where is Greece?

map showing the location of Greece

Located in the continent of Europe, Greece covers 130,647 square kilometers of land and 1,310 square kilometers of water, making it the 97th largest nation in the world with a total area of 131,957 square kilometers.

Greece became an independent state in 1829, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Greece is 10,767,827 (2012) and the nation has a density of 82 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Greece is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Greece are refered to as Greek.

The dialing code for the country is 30 and the top level internet domain for Greek sites is .gr.

Greece shares land borders with 4 countries: Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey.

To learn more, visit our detailed Greece section.

Quick facts

Population 10,767,827
Density 82.4 / km2 ( 213.5 / mi2 )
Language Modern Greek (1453-)
Independence Year 1829
Capital Athens (Attica)
Currency Euro
GDP 238,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 22,103 (2014 data)
Land Area 130,647 km2 (50,443 mi2)
Water Area 1,310 km2 (506 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Albania, Macedonia, Turkey, Bulgaria
Minimum Longitude 19.380
Maximum Longitude 29.600
Mininum Latitude 34.800
Maximum Latitude 41.740

What is the capital of Greece?

map showing the location of Greece
Location of Athens on a map.

Athens is the capital city of Greece. It has a population of 664,046, and is located on a latitue of 37.98 and longitude of 23.72.

Athens is also the political center of Greece, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Athens, the Capital Of Greece

City Athens
Country Greece
Population 664,046
Longitude 23.71622000
Latitude 37.97945000
Elevation 42 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Greece

Rank City Population
#1Athens664,046
#2Thessaloniki354,290
#3Patra168,034
#4Piraeus163,688
#5Peristeri139,981
#6Irakleion137,154
#7Larisa128,758
#8Kallithea100,641
#9Acharnes99,346
#10Kalamaria91,617
#11Nikaia89,380
#12Glyfada87,305
#13Ilion84,793
#14Volos84,425
#15Ilioupoli78,153
#16Keratsini77,077
#17Khalandrion74,192
#18Nea Smyrni73,076
#19Marousi72,333
#20Agios Dimitrios71,294

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.