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Learn more about Greece.
Flag of Greece Greece
Population: 10,647,529 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Athens
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An Introduction to Greece
Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. Following the defeat of Communist rebels in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).

Greece map

Map of Greece ( Location ) : 39 00 N, 22 00 E, Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey. For additional reports and educational information specific to Greece, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Greek Flag
Nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; there is a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Greece.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.2%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 76.44 yrs - Male
    • 81.59 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 5,205,100 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 2.54 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 5,020,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .gr

Did you know ... People from Greece are called Greeks
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook