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Land Area 130,647 km2
Water Area 1,310 km2
Total Area 131,957km2 (#95)
Population 10,773,253 (#84)
Population Density 82.46/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $291.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $26,800
Currency Euro (EUR)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Achilles hero, warrior
  • Evangelia Adam model
  • Aeschylus playwright
  • Aesop author
  • Alexander the Great military commander
  • Heron Alexandrinus mathematician, physicist, engineer
  • Manolis Andronikos archaeologist
  • Jennifer Aniston actress, model (born in USA)
  • John Aniston actor
  • Antisthenes philosopher
  • Archimedes mathematician, engineer
  • Aristophanes author
  • Aristotle philosopher and mathematician
B - E
  • Tommy Lee Bass rock musician
  • Bias philosopher
  • Bulgari family renowned jewelers
  • Maria Callas singer, soprano
  • John Capodistria first president of greece
  • John Cassavetes film director
  • Cornelius Castoriadis economist and philosopher
  • Constantine Cavafy poet
  • Giannoulis Chalepas sculptor
  • Depy Chandris jewelry designer
  • John D. Chandris family shipping industry, cruises
  • Chilon philosopher
  • Constantine the Great first byzantine emperor
  • Saint Cyril developed the glagolitic alphabet
  • Demosthenes greek statesman, orator
  • Alex Dimitriades actor
  • Diogenes cynic philosopher
  • El Greco artist, sculptor
  • Epicurus philosopher
  • Euclid mathematician and father of geometry
  • Euripides playwright

F - G

  • Spiros Fokas actor
  • Mario Frangoulis opera singer
  • Nicholas Gage author
  • Galen physician
  • Nick Galis basketball player (born in USA)
  • Keti Garbi singer
  • Stelios Giannakopoulos soccer player
  • Manolis Glezos politician, author
H - I
  • Stelios Haji-Ioannou entrepreneur, founder easy jet airline
  • Mason Hatzidakis composer
  • Hector trojan prince, legendary hero
  • Hercules legendary hero
  • Herodotus greek physician, known as father of history
  • Hesiod poet
  • Hippocrates physician, father of medicine
  • Homer poet
  • Yanni Hrisomallis composer
  • Arianna Huffington author, commentator
  • Ictinus co-designer Parthenon

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Greece Trivia

What Language is Spoken in Greece?

Greek, the official language of Greece, is used by the majority of the country's population. English is the most widely spoken foreign language.

What Languages are Spoken in Greece?

What is the Currency of Greece?

The monetary unit for Greece is the euro. The euro banknotes exist in seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500.

What is the Currency of Greece?

Where Do Most Tourists to Greece Come From?

The Republic of Macedonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom are the three top source countries for tourists to Greece.

Top Source Countries For Tourists To Greece

What are the major rivers in Greece?

Stretching 185 miles between the Pindus Range and the Aegean Sea, the Haliacmon is the longest river wholly in Greece. Other major rivers include Struma River, Vardar River, and Haliacmon River.

Major Rivers Of Greece

What Is a Pentathlon?

Pentathlon is a word of Greek origin formed by combining two words, pente (five) and athlon (competition). The Pentathlon is a competition with five different sporting events. Pentathlon events can be traced to Ancient Greek Olympic Games in Olympia city-state where it included the long jump, javelin throw, discus throw, stadion (a series of short races), and a wrestling match as the main event.

10 Sports That Came From Ancient Greece

What Continent is Greece In?

Greece is located in the southern region of the continent of Europe.

What Continent is Greece In?

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