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Greece Facts

  • Country Name: Greece
  • Continent: Europe
  • Primary Language: Greek
  • Population: 10,816,286 (2011 Census)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • GDP: 218.032 billion (2018, World Bank)

22 Greece Facts for Kids

  1. Greece is a country on the European continent (Europe).
  2. The official name of Greece is Hellenic Republic.
  3. A native or resident of Greece is called a Greek.
  4. The primary language spoken in Greece is Greek.
  5. The capital city of Greece is Athens.
  6. The population of Greece is 10,816,286 according to a 2011 census.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Greece was the 87th most populated country in the world.
  8. The national currency of Greece is Euro (EUR).
  9. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Greece was 218.032 billion USD.
  10. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece was 55th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  11. The country of Greece covers 50,949 square miles.
  12. Greece is the 95th largest country by square miles.
  13. The largest city in Greece is Athens.
  14. The highest point in Greece is Mount Olympus at 9,573 feet.
  15. The longest river in Greece is the Haliacmon River at 185 miles long.
  16. The government of Greece is a Unitary parliamentary republic.
  17. Greece is divided into 13 regions.
  18. Drivers in Greece drive on the right side of the road.
  19. The country calling code for Greece is +30.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Greece is GR.
  21. The national anthem of Greece is called “Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Ἐλευθερίαν” translated as “Hymn to Liberty” or “Hymn to Freedom”.
  22. It’s estimated that 90% of the people living in Greece are Eastern Orthodoxy (Christians).

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