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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Greece section.
|Density||82.4 / km2 ( 213.5 / mi2 )|
|Language||Modern Greek (1453-)|
|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|
What is the capital of Greece?
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
|Elevation||42 meters over sea level|
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