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General facts

Population: 11.3 million

Capital: Athens

Official Language: Greek

Currency: Euro

Religions: Greek Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim & Protestant

Motto: Eleftheria i thanatos (Freedom or Death)

National Anthem: The Hymn to Freedom

Interesting facts

  • The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.
  • Greece is a popular tourist destination and home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites.
  • It has thousands of islands, including most famous destinations like Santorini and Mykonos.
  • The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus, with over 50 peaks, the highest reaching 2917 metres.
  • Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.

More obscurely, did you know...

  • About 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece!
  • Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older!
  • Greece has zero navigable rivers because of its 80% mountainous terrain!
  • Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine (3,000 sunny hours!) a year!