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Ellinikí Dimokratía (Greek)
Flag of Greece
Coat of arms of Greece
Coat of arms
Motto: «Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος»
Elefthería í Thánatos
"Freedom or Death"
Anthem: «Ύμνος εις την Ελευθερίαν»
Ýmnos eis tin Eleftherían
"Hymn to Liberty"
Location of Greece (dark green)– in Europe (green & dark grey)– in the European Union (green) – [Legend]
Location of Greece (dark green)
– in Europe (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union (green) – [Legend]
and largest city Athens
and national language Greek
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• Prime Minister
• President of the Parliament
• President of the Supreme Court
Legislature Hellenic Parliament
Formation of modern Greece
• Independence declared from the Ottoman Empire
25 March 1821 (traditional starting date of the Greek War of Independence), 15 January 1822 (official declaration in the First National Assembly at Epidaurus)
3 February 1830
• Current constitution
11 June 1975
131,957 km2 (50,949 sq mi) (95th)
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
• 2011 census
82/km2 (212.4/sq mi) (125th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
$313.400 billion (57th)
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
$221.570 billion (52nd)
• Per capita
Gini (2016) Negative increase 34.3
medium · 60th
HDI (2015) Increase 0.866
very high · 29th
Currency Euro (€) (EUR)
Time zone Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the right
Calling code +30
ISO 3166 code GR
Internet TLD .gra
The .eu domain is also used, as in other European Union member states.
Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), historically also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a large number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization,[a] being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Philip of Macedon united most of the Greek mainland in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, spreading Greek culture and science from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, wherein the Greek language and culture were dominant. The Greek Orthodox Church also shaped modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World. Falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, the modern nation state of Greece emerged in 1830 following a war of independence. Greece's rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the most in Europe and the world.