:: EUROPE - Greece

Capital: Athens

Total Population (million): 11.193367
Annual growth rate: 0,146% (2008 est.)%
Density: 82,9 inhabitants per sq. km.inhab./km²
Urban population: 58,8%%
Ethnic Origins: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census)
Official Language: Greek
Other languages spoken: French and English.
Business language: Yes
Religion: Ortodoxe Christians: 98%
Muslims: 1,3%
Others: 0,7%.
Country overview

Area: 131960 km²
Type of State: Greece is a republic based on a parliamentary democracy. Greece (official name: Hellenic Republic) was a monarchy until 1974.
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]-->Greece is a Constitutional State. However, a certain number of NGOs have communicated their concerns about immigrants and the members of religious minorities in particular. Foreign nationals can, usually, expect a fair trial in legal matters. There is a substantial level of corruption in the country, in particular among the police and in the business sector – corruption in Greece is the most widespread among the member countries of the European Union.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member
Tourism is the dominant sector; significant unofficial economy.

Telephone code:
To call from Greece, dial 00
To call in Greece, dial 30
Internet suffix: .gr
Computers: 30,5%
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.



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