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Basic facts about Greece
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Size: 132,000 square miles
Highest point: Mt. Olympus, 2,900m
Population: 10,600,000 in 2006
Time zone: Two hours east of GMT
Largest cities: (in 2005) Athens 730,000 (city only). Thessaloniki 355,000, Piraeus 173,000, Patras 164,000
Athens metro population: 3,700,000
Name: Hellenic Republic (Elliniki Dhimokratia)
Independence day observed: March 25
Government: Parliamentary democracy with President as head of state and Prime Minister as head of government.
Parliament: 300 members; term is a maximum of 4 years.
|Last modified 3/3/06. © 2007 John P. Nordin|