Introduction

Summary

Republic on the south part of the Balkan peninsula, bounded on the north by Albania, Bulgaria and Macedonia, on the west and south by the Mediterranean and on the east by the Aegean Sea and Turkey. One of the OECD countries. Member of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cities

Capital: Athens

Principal Ports

Igoumenitsa, Patras, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos, Irakleio

Population

11.1 million

International Country Code

GR

Language(s)

Greek; English is widely understood.

Religion

Christian, primarily Greek Orthodox

Literacy Rate

97.3%

Emergency Services

The main emergency number is 112. Additional emergency numbers are: Police — 100, Ambulance — 166 and Fire — 199.

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