Greece physical map


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Greece has a long history and rich cultural heritage. She is considered the heir to ancient Greece.
It is the cradle of all Western civilization, the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, the Olympic Games, many basic scientific theorems, western literature, historiography, political science and theater, both comedy and drama.

Capital city Athens.

Cities Athens and Thessalonica and some of its islands such as  Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Lesbos, Crete and Chalkidice are some of the country's major tourist destinations. Greece additionally promotes religious tourism to places such as the monastery in Meteora and Mount Athos.

Outside the continental part, Greece includes about 2,500 islands, including 165 inhabited. Greece has 13,676 km of coastline.


Greece has a Mediterranean climate along its coasts and islands. Once inland, many areas experience a continental climate.


The Greek Merchant Navy is the largest in the world. Greece has a significant shipbuilding and ship maintenance industry.

Greece is producer of cotton, pistachios, rice, figs, almonds, tomatoes.


Greek cookery makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine, and meat. Other important ingredients include olives, pasta, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread, and yogurt.


Greece - statistic data - 2018 ( ).

Population :     11 142 000
Surface area : 131 957 km2
Pop. density per km2 : 86.4

GDP: Gross domestic product :   192 691 000 000 US$
GDP growth rate annual :     -0.2 %
GDP per capita : 17 230 US$

Employment in agriculture - % of employed :    11.9
Employment in industryg - % of employed :  15.3
Employment in servicesg - % employed : 72.8

International trade: exports :    32 155 000 000 US$
International trade: imports :    55 301 000 000 US$

Forested area : 31.5 % of land area


Description of Greece in the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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