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Largest Cities

City

Population

Estimated

Athens

741,900

2002

Thessaloniki

358,600

2002

Piraevs

178,000

2002

 


Key Data

Region:

Europe

Population:

11,019,700 October 2002

Area Total:

131,940 km2

Area Land:

130,800 km2

Coast Line:

13,676 km km

Capital:

Athens

Climate:

Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers

Languages:

Greek; some speakers of English, French, Turkish, Macedonian, Romanian, Romani, Bulgarian and Albanian

Currency:

1 Euro = 100 cents

Holiday:

Independence Day, 25 March (1821)


Average Daily Temperature

Capital:

Athens

January:

10.2C / 50.4F

July:

27.9C / 82.2F

Annual Rainfall:

371.4mm / 14.6''

 

 

Boundaries

Bulgaria:

494km

Albania:

282km

Macedonia:

228km

Turkey:

206km

GREECE MAP

 

 


Ethnic Divisions

Greek

98%

Other

2%


Religions

Greek Orthodox

98%

Muslim

1%

Other

1%

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